Dançando com as Palavras (“Dancing with Words”) tells the story of how a girl with dyslexia apprehends herself and the world. In the book, we follow the protagonist’s path before learning to read and write until she understands her disorder and learns to deal with it. The trajectory is presented in a poetic way, presenting another look at a dyslexic person.
The images were created from a combination of manual embroidery by the artist Carol Grilo, pencil and charcoal drawings, digital illustration and the shapes of Graúna (Typeoca), a very friendly and impacting type. The mixing of techniques and textures speak to characteristics that are normally associated with people with dyslexia, such as learning kinesthetically, which is a different way the brain interprets letters, numbers and sounds. Graúna is paired with Museo Slab for the main text, a modern and pleasant typeface.
The book was printed using three spot colors which, when combined, ensure legibility and make the images easier to understand.