Dreamers

by Yuyi Morales

Other authorsYuyi Morales (Illustrator)
CD audiobook, 2018

Status

Checked out
Due 2 May 2021

Collection

Publication

Dreamscape Media (2018), Edition: Unabridged

Library's review

"Based on her experience of leaving Mexico for the United States, Morales’ latest offers an immigrant’s tale steeped in hope, dreams, and love.

This story begins with a union between mother and son, with arms outstretched in the midst of a new beginning. Soon after, mother and son step on a bridge, expansive “like the universe,” to cross to the other side, to become immigrants. An ethereal city appears, enfolded in fog. The brown-skinned woman and her child walk through this strange new land, unwilling to speak, unaccustomed to “words unlike those of our ancestors.” But soon their journey takes them to the most marvelous of places: the library. In a series of stunning double-page spreads, Morales fully captures the sheer bliss of discovery as their imaginations take flight. The vibrant, surreal mixed-media artwork, including Mexican fabric, metal sheets, “the comal where I grill my quesadillas,” childhood drawings, and leaves and plants, represents a spectacular culmination of the author’s work thus far. Presented in both English and Spanish editions (the latter in Teresa Mlawer’s translation), equal in evocative language, the text moves with purpose. No word is unnecessary, each a deliberate steppingstone onto the next. Details in the art provide cultural markers specific to the U.S., but the story ultimately belongs to one immigrant mother and her son. Thanks to books and stories (some of her favorites are appended), the pair find their voices as “soñadores of the world.”

A resplendent masterpiece. (author’s note) (Picture book. 4-8)" A Kirkus Starred Review, www.kirkusreviews.com
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Description

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

Media reviews

Dreamers is a powerful statement that immigrants don’t leave their languages and cultures behind while they explore new worlds.

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

1974908194 / 9781974908196

Barcode

409
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