Everyone lives happily in the Kingdom of Geometry until King Square VII comes to the throne, Persuaded by his courtiers that a square is the perfect figure, with four identical sides and four square angles, he decrees that only squares shall be allowed in the palace and in the town. It takes much ingenuity and determination on the part of a young square named Rose, to free the remaining figures from the king’s rule. This is a story to initiate reflections on injustice, discrimination and racism, as well as possible responses to oppression. The illustrations are by the famous Spanish artist José Ramón Sánchez.
The struggle against oppression and the need to eliminate racism are constants in my life, thus it is not surprising that they come out in several of my stories, sometimes unconsciously. The name Rose of the little square who would not accept the king’s ruling and who found and intelligent and peaceful way of overcoming the injustice done unto others is a small tribute to my daughter Rosalma Zubizarreta, who has devoted her life to promote peace, solidarity and social justice.
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