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 | 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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Books Books Altadena Main Library
Children's Collection Children's Picture Books E MOR Available 39270004741736

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1994, 25-year-old YUYI MORALES traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children's librarians, she learned English as her young son learned to read, through the picture books they shared together. In spare, lyrical verse and the vibrant images for which she has become legendary, Yuyi has created a lasting testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together in the intervening years. 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.

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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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