The Story House is an independent, bookstore for children and young adults.  We are located within Dawson's Market in Rockville Town Center and in our renovated trolley bus.  The Story House trolley travels throughout the DC area, partnering with schools, faith groups and organizations on book fairs and other customized book events.

 

225 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD

(inside Dawson's Market)

&  

Mobile in our Trolley Bookstore

301-363-7444

info@storyhouseonline.com

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Dreamers

SKU: 9780823440559
$18.99Price

Yuri Morales

Holiday House

 

Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpre Award winner Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story in this picture-book tribute to the transformative power of hope .  .  .  and reading.  In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US 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 five-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales's gorgeous new 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.  Dreamers is a celebration of what migrantes bring with them when they leave their homes.  It's a story about family.  And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam.  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.  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.  A parallel Spanish-language edition, Soñadores, is also available.