Sophie Blackall takes us on an adventure, in a quest to find every child. Currently, more than 20 million children are not receiving the vaccines they need. Sophie brings these children to life, illustrating corners of the world where children can be missed – whether in remote mountain valleys, desert villages, refugee camps or dense urban slums. We are invited to search for these children, and once we find them, to think about their similarities and the challenge of reaching each of them, seemingly buried like the proverbial needle in a haystack. The illustrations also celebrate the fact that in many places, these children are indeed being found, and given the vaccines and other health services that are every child's right.
“I want this work to show how challenging it is to reach each and every child with life saving vaccines, and how profoundly rewarding it will be to meet the 2020 goal of immunizing all children.”
Sophie Blackall is a US-based award-winning artist who has illustrated over 30 books for children including "Ruby's Wish", "Meet Wild Boars", "Big Red Lollipop", and the best selling "Ivy and Bean" series. Her illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the New York subway. Sophie also contributes her time and talents to the Measles & Rubella Initiative and Save the Children.
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Photo Credit: Barbara Sullivan