By Yuyi Morales
We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn’t come empty-handed.
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. 40 pages
"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." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review (Ages 4-8)
"A lively and colorful invitation into a new world, with a hopeful message for all dreamers." -School Library Journal, Starred Review (Preschool-Grade 1)
"The narrative text is poetic and full of emotion. The English version is sprinkled with Spanish words like migrantes, caminantes, and amor, which monolingual readers will understand from the context of the story. In classic Morales style, the mixed-media illustrations are breathtaking, created through painting, drawing, photography, and embroidery." -Booklist, Starred Review (Preschool-Grade 2)
September 4, 2018
AR Level=2.2; Lexile Level=480 AD Adult-Directed Text