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2019 One Book for Kids Selection: "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales

"Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, the 2019 One Book for Kids Selection
"Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales, the 2019 One Book for Kids Selection

2019 One Book for Kids Selection: "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales

Winner of the 2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, and New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of 2018.

In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico, and came to the United States with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn’t come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes, and dreams. . . and her stories. Caldecott Honor artist and six-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales’s gorgeous 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.