In the story, the color black and white is represented in many different ways. This picture symbolizes white as knowledge. This can be related to the different impacts light and dark had and the very different connotations they hold.
Clouding around the edge of the picture. Contrast of the black and white. The light in the back of the picture pops out more so you notice the child and the ball. Use a silhouette cut-out to make the silhouette of the child?