Autistic Maksym Brovchenko opened the All-Ukrainian Children’s Reading Week with “Planet A”

On March 27, 2024, a new exhibition of Maksym Brovchenko’s paintings was held in Zaporizhzhya. This time, visitors were able to enjoy the talent of the young autistic artist at the Zaporizhzhya Regional Library for Children “Young Reader”. The event was held as part of the opening of the All-Ukrainian Children’s Reading Week, an annual event that book lovers always look forward to. 

This time, the exhibition was special, as Maksym Brovchenko presented to the guests not only paintings, but also his own book “Planet A”, illustrated with his own paintings about space. The book tells the story of the inhabitants of a distant planet, their way of life and interaction, and the simple rules of coexistence that have made this alien civilization never experience war. 

The young artist recently published his book in Ukraine, which proved to be so successful that the work was translated abroad – on World Autism Awareness Day, the book will be available in Czech

The book was a big hit with the event’s attendees, who were excited to hear Maksym talk about his work and its characters. 

“I am very grateful to the Young Reader for giving Max the opportunity to talk about the book and demonstrate his artworks. We all lack love and kindness in these extremely difficult times of war for Ukraine. And I am proud that my son can pass on his warmth at least a little bit,” said Maksym’s mother Oksana Brovchenko. 

And we remind you that the young artist, whose talent has been nurtured by the “Child with Future” NGO for many years, has been volunteering, selling his paintings and sending money to the Armed Forces. For this, the 12-year-old boy received an award from the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.