by Adelina Esquerra and Ryane Acalin
Cinder's Kingdom is a graphic novel about an inquisitive mother who looks to fill in the gaps of her past with the abundance of her present. Through the magical imagination of her daughter Apple, the mother explores the timeline of her own life.
Unable to change the past in reality, the protagonist takes part in her daughter's wild creativity where past, present and future undulate in and out of one another. Apple's budding consciousness becomes a guide for her curious parent in a quest to understand the importance of a person's beginning in the temporal spectrum of human existence. This playful exploration ignites thoughts of the human process for the mother in a poetic realization of her own biology.