Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
When I first viewed the illustrations featured in Yuyi Morales picture book Dreamers, I gasped in astonishment. The art was so vibrant, so full of imagination and wonder. As I read the text, tears began to form and softly spill onto my cheeks. Yuyi's story of a young immigrant mother and her child is a story of hopes and dreams, A story of discovery. A story of possibility. A story of love.
The text seamlessly blends English and Spanish, moving between present reality and the opportunities to explore the richness of art and imagination. Yuyi has created a glowing tribute to the power of libraries, books and art. Dreamers everywhere can find inspiration within the pages of books.
Hint: Be sure to look at the cover inside the book's jacket for another perspective of Dreamers.
Yuyi describes her first encounters with picture books at the public library.
Yuyi Morales currently resides in Mexico. Learn more about her decision to return to Mexico in this interview.