Fleur and Julian are two women very much in love. When they decide to get married, however, they discover that in most countries, a man cannot marry a man and a woman cannot marry a woman. In fact, out of 195 countries in the world, they can only marry in 26 of them. Fleur and Julian want to make other people aware of that.
They think that love is love—not only between a man and a woman! So Fleur goes down on one knee and asks the love of her life, “Would you like to marry me in all 26 countries?” Julian answers, “Yes!”
Thus begins an incredible trip around the world for our two heroes, Fleur and Julian, who travel to each nation that celebrates marriage equality. In Love Around the World, Fleur and Julian get married in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United States, where they learn about the customs and traditions of each place and make special memories that will last forever.
Inspired by a true story, Love Around the World is the beautiful and heartwarming adventure of two women’s journey to marry each other in every country where same-sex marriage is legal. "Moving and inspiring." - Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Fleur Pierets is an award-winning Belgian artist and LGBTQ+ activist who work combines photography and performance with theory and writing in a research-based practice that questions the construction and mainstream understanding of gay identity. She is the founding editor of Et Alors?, an online magazine devoted to LGBTQ+ politics, fashion, identity, and other issues. Her book Life Is is forthcoming in May 2019 from the Dutch publisher Das Mag.
About the Illustrator
Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. Her work has appeared all over the world and received awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York, 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration), Communication Arts, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, White Ravens and many more. Her book Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color (Museum of Modern Art, 2017) was reviewed in the New York Times and has been translated in eight languages.
Hardcover Picture Book | 40 pages