Red Zone An Earthquake Story

The Red Zone

An Earthquake Story


Price: $15.99

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  • Publication Date: September 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8
  • ISBN: 9781419733680
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: 144 full-color illustrations
  • Rights: World English

An Italian town deals with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake

Matteo, Guilia, and Federico have ordinary lives: they spend time with friends, help out their families, go to school, and deal with the many mood swings that come with growing up. Then, in a single night, everything changes. The ground shakes. An earthquake devastates their town and their security. But after everything is gone, life must go on. Anger and fear affect everyone in the community, but each of them must find a way to begin again. In the aftermath, the roots for stronger friendships can be laid amid the rubble. This graphic novel provides a look at how natural disaster can strike and forever change a community.


Kirkus Reviews
"A touching, heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting book that will expose readers to the devastation of natural disasters."
"A social and emotional look at natural disasters."
School Library Connection
"A poignant tale of loss and how the bonds of friendship help piece life back together in the wake of tragedy."
School Library Journal
"This sensitive offering makes expert use of the graphic format to tell an ultimately hopeful story about young survivors."
Publishers Weekly

About the authors

Silvia Vecchini is an Italian author who writes picture books, novels, poetry, and comics for children. She runs workshops for schools, libraries, and bookshops and also holds creative writing classes. Sualzo is an author and highly acclaimed comics illustrator working with many Italian publishing houses. He won the Festi’DB di Moulins in 2009 for best screenplay and was a finalist for the Attilio Micheluzzi Prize in 2010.