Javier Peña, General and Scientific Director of Elisava, has just presented Elementos 3, the third adventure novel of a playful-educational trilogy whose objective is to empower the reader, bringing him / her closer to the language of materials. The revenue from the sale of the novel will be donated to Educo, a children NGO that during the coronavirus crisis brings dining room scholarships to families with fewer resources, so that they can feed their children.
Elementos brings us closer to language and the world of matter in an entertaining way. With this objective, the novel brings to life several characters, who embody the chemical elements of the periodic table and who interact with each other and with their surroundings.
Emotional diversity against injustice
This third story starts from the relationship between Al and Ger, two students who experience their first love and who due to their relationship will be rejected and mistreated by their school classmates. Based on this premise, the author tells us about the importance of understanding the concept of diversity from the point of view of matter in order to understand the world more broadly and to avoid discrimination and injustice.
The novel is now available (on paper and online) and it is a constructive and funny reading, ideal for these days. It is also a collaborative proposal, since the entire collection will be used to directly support children through Educo.
The language of matter: key to empowerment
Elementos trilogy can be read independently. Elementos 1 brings the reader to the physical part of the world, Elementos 2 to its mental part, and this third novel brings us closer to the emotional part.
Expert in chemistry and materials, Javier Peña stands for the language of chemical elements as an essential part to interpret our environment, a key tool that empowers us. For this reason, he defends that the language of materials should be taught in schools. If we already do it with the language of letters, numbers and musical notes, why not doing it with materials, in order to understand our environment?