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Dreamers /

by Morales, Yuyi [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780823440559; 0823440559.Subject(s): Morales, Yuyi -- Juvenile literature | Morales, Yuyi | Mexican Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mexican Americans -- Biography | Immigrants | Women -- Biography | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Books & Libraries | Autobiographies | Picture books | Autobiographies | Biography | Juvenile works | Picture books | AutobiographiesSummary: "An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An instant New York Times bestseller, with seven starred reviews! <br> <br> In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.<br> <br> She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams...and her stories. Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales's gorgeous new picture book Dreamers is about making a home in a new place. Yuyi and her son Kelly's passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There, book by book, they untangled the language of this strange new land, and learned to make their home within it.<br> <br> Dreamers is a celebration of what 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 gifts 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> A parallel Spanish-language edition, Soñadores, is also available.<br> <br> A Junior Library Guild selection!

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"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Two pairs of eyes shine from the cover of Moraless bookthe infants eyes brilliant with curiosity, his mothers gaze pensive. These two migrantes arrive on the other side, / thirsty, in awe, / unable to go back. Here they meet cultural challenges (customs, language) that are resolved at the San Francisco Public Library, with its welcoming staff and unimaginable wealth of books. These offer paths to literacy, community, even a career: the stellar picture books Morales found there inspired her to create her own. Nicely recognizable in the art, theyre also identified in a lengthy list of Books That Inspired Me (and Still Do). Enriching the artists palette of turquoise, indigo, crimson, magenta, and gold, another migranta vibrant orange monarch butterflyflits freely throughout. Folkloric figures, too, engage in the action, while the diaphanous garment from which the mother seems to emergeits like flowers, feathers, flameprotects and propels her. Occasional Spanish words enrich the succinct, gently poetic text. Back matter includes My Story, setting the narrative in personal and historical context (Morales came to the U.S. in 1994); a note describes the natural and culturally significant materials used in the pen-and-ink, acrylic, and collage art. A wise book and, to praise it in its own words, resplendent, an eloquent vision of the resilience and hope of the dreamers, soadores of the world. Concurrently published in Spanish as Soadores. joanna rudge long (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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