The Resource Dreamers, Yuyi Morales

Dreamers, Yuyi Morales

Label
Dreamers
Title
Dreamers
Statement of responsibility
Yuyi Morales
Creator
Contributor
Author
Donor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2018.
  • Pura Belpre Award for Illustration, 2019.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
  • Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2019.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 3—The acclaimed creator of Niño Wrestles the World and Viva Frida has crafted another masterpiece in this autobiographical picture book. From her son's birth to their move to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1990s to their often fraught- and barrier-filled life, the tale highlights the many obstacles immigrants face while trying to survive in a new country that doesn't readily welcome non—English-speaking people of color. The pair encounters respite at the library where, with the help of librarians, they find a home in the children's section. The dreamlike, lyrical text captures the wonder of childhood, learning, and discovery through books. The magical art marries the succinct and powerful narrative in a resplendent celebration of literacy, language, and the transformative power of the picture book form. Readers will delight in finding Morales's tributes to kid lit classics, new and old, throughout the spreads. The majestic illustrations often incorporate Mexican traditions and mythology and they resound with mythic imagery, speaking volumes about the love and dreams shared between mother and child. Morales explains in an author's note that she and her son are not "Dreamers" in the modern sense—"young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children"—but dreamers in the sense of all immigrants who come to a new country. Also appended are a thorough list of the books referenced in the artwork and a fascinating note on the materials used in the creation of this work, including a nib pen that once belonged to Maurice Sendak, scanned images of Morales's studio floor, her and her son's childhood drawings, and more. VERDICT This excellent memoir encapsulates the fears, hopes, and dreams that come along with immigrating to a new place and building a new life in an unfamiliar and often hostile landscape. A timely and much-needed selection.—Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal --Shelley M. Diaz (Reviewed 09/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 9, p134)
  • /* Starred Review */ In warm, sparkling prose that moves easily from English to Spanish and back, Caldecott Honor artist Morales (Viva Frida) traces the journey that she and her small son took in 1994, when they immigrated from Mexico to the United States. (“My Story,” included after the text, supplies the details.) A woman and a child struggle to understand the rules as they explore San Francisco. (When the two play in a public fountain, a policeman approaches, hands on hips; “Ay!” the mother cries in dismay.) Then they discover the library: “Suspicious./ Improbable./ Unbelievable./ Surprising.” It’s a miraculous oasis—countless books to borrow, information about everything in the world. There, she says, “We learned to read,/ to speak,/ to write,/ and/ to make/ our voices heard.” As the languages blend, so do the images. Mexican motifs—a genial skeleton, a painted dog, embroidered flowers—dance through the pages, keeping mother and son company on their journey, and the library shelves swoop and curve, embracing them. (Readers will recognize favorite titles among the carefully painted book covers.) Many books about immigration describe the process of making new friends and fitting in; this one describes what it’s like to become a creative being in two languages, and to learn to love in both. “We are two languages./ We are lucha./ We are resilience./ We are hope.” A Spanish-language version will be published simultaneously. Ages 4–8. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/16/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 29, p)
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733448
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morales, Yuyi
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3613.O68
  • E184.M5
LC item number
  • Z46 2018
  • M67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morales, Yuyi
  • Morales, Yuyi
  • Mexican Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Mothers and sons
  • Children's libraries
  • Libraries and immigrants
  • Mexican Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Women
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dreamers, Yuyi Morales
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823440559
Lccn
2018004240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041227729
Label
Dreamers, Yuyi Morales
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823440559
Lccn
2018004240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041227729

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