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Finding Nevo discussion post: imagery

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Visibility and representation are hugely important in the LGBTQIA+ community, so pictures can be powerful tools for fostering greater awareness, understanding and empathy.

Throughout Finding Nevo, Nevo and the book’s publishers have decided to include a number of photographs of Nevo and their family and friends.  We see four-year-old Nevo dressed as a pirate; we see them with their mum at their high-school graduation; and we see them on a Habonim camp as a twenty-year-old, just before the book was published.

Why do you think they’ve chosen to include photographs?

What do you think imagery adds to a book, nonfiction books in particular?

What did the images in Findin Nevo add to your experience of the book?

If you were to include pictures in your own autobiography, do you know which ones you would pick?