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"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--
Publisher: New York : Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823440559
Branch Call Number: J305.90691 M7929D 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Hillsboro_JanelleY Nov 09, 2018

A beautiful picture book showcasing Morales' mixed media artwork and touching personal immigrant journey.

ArapahoeSteffen Nov 03, 2018

Powerful imagery of a child-sized, brown hand, holding a pencil, begin and end Dreamers, giving the impression that this book was written by the young girl asleep on the Title Page.

On soft cloud-colored pages, pages never white but the color of sand and tortillas, sepia or egg-nog, the protagonists of Dreamers come into contact with America. Mother and son are depicted as vital, boldly outlined figures, who dominate their pastel settings on each page. The young Mexican woman wears in a dress with a flame-covered hem, her charming baby wears a tee shirt and a diaper.
Mother and son first acclimate to the U.S. with a zipped backpack, containing gifts from their homeland of Mexico. Only at the the public library, where each book on the shelf is as boldly distinctive as the mother and son, do the contents of this backpack emerge. First peeking out and then thriving, learning "to trust, to read to write, and to make our voices heard."

Yuyi Morales gift to America is this timely book which GORGEOUSLY illustrates her immigrant experience. An experience depicted not as as the stuff of nightmares but as a radiant dream.

DBRL_JessicaM Oct 15, 2018

The author explores the journey she took with her young one when immigrating. A beautiful read with her bio at the back.

DPLjosie Sep 26, 2018

Visually beautiful, with a powerful story.

GCPL_EarlyLit Aug 31, 2018

This is a truly beautiful book that is autobiographical and tells about the author's experience immigrating to the US with her young son. Told in lyrical text and richly illustrated with mixed media style, you can truly feel the love coming off of the pages of this book. The story, told in English but with some Spanish words as well, is easy to understand and to feel.


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ArapahoeJessica Oct 24, 2018

"Someday we will become something we haven't even yet imagined."


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