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Dreamers by Morales, Yuyi



Yuyi Morales

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.

Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.

Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history. It's the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it's a promise that you can make better tomorrows.

This lovingly-illustrated picture book memoir looks at the myriad gifts migrantes bring with them when they leave their homes. It's a story about family. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own strengths wherever we roam. Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

The lyrical text is complemented by sumptuously detailed illustrations, rich in symbolism. Also included are a brief autobiographical essay about Yuyi's own experience, a list of books that inspired her (and still do), and a description of the beautiful images, textures, and mementos she used to create this book.
A parallel Spanish-language edition, So adores, is also available.

Winner of the Pura Belpr Illustrator Award
A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book

A New York Times Bestseller
Recipient of the Flora Stieglitz Strauss Award
A 2019 Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Recipient
An Anna Dewdney Read Together Honor Book
Named a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and many more
A Junior Library Guild selection
A Eureka Nonfiction Honoree
A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon title
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
A CLA Notable Children's Book in Language Arts
Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 09/04/2018
ISBN: 9780823440559
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.97lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.10w x 0.50d
Award: Pura Belpre Award - Winner

Review Citations: Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2018 pg. 65
Publishers Weekly 07/16/2018
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2018 pg. 63
School Library Journal 09/01/2018 pg. 134
Booklist 09/01/2018 pg. 117
Shelf Awareness 11/26/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2018 - Book Of Special Distinction
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 500534 / Dreamers
Reading Level: 2.2 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5