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Dreamers | Yuyi Morales
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"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--
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Dreamers | Yuyi Morales

Published in 2018, follows the story of Yuyi Moral on his journey from Mexico to the United States with her young son.
Awards won: Pura Belpre Author Award
Purpose of Award: Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Author/Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Date of publication: 2018
Gene: Biography

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Lovesbooks87
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This was a beautiful story about a mother and child who immigrated to the US and how it was hard at first with them not speaking the language and not knowing anyone. But then they found the library.
“Books became our language. Books became our home. Books became our lives. We learned to read, to speak, to write, and to make our voices heard.” 💜📚💜📚

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megnews
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Oh, I just love this picture book. A story of mother & child immigrating and finding a love of books at the library. Who could not love this? Gorgeous illustrations.

NeedsMoreBooks I enjoyed this. The illustrations are beautiful 😍 2y
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Viviannef
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Dreamers By Yuri Morales is a B about the author herself. Its an extraordinary book of the realistic struggles she faces on a journey to find happiness/freedom. As a First-generation American, this story really spoke to me because of how I can relate it to my family. This book is about a young mother and her child who leave Mexico in hopes to find better opportunities in a new place. She then finds a public library that opens a new world for her.

Viviannef UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. It is important to include background knowledge to students who may not be familiar with immigration. ESOL strategy 3 Encourage self-talk (positive thinking) which is important within this story as she expresses that she is still able to overcome the hardships by staying positive through dark times. 2y
Viviannef https://youtu.be/CAiTFJaNiD8 - This video from the Author Yuri Morales provides more insight from the author herself for writing this book and the symbols/drawings she includes within her book. #ucflae3414su20 2y
Viviannef How could I forget to mention it‘s award? This book also won the Pura Belpre award!! So amazing! Would recommend everyone to read this book! 2y
bsiqueira I have heard such great things about this book, I need to get my hands on it!! I love that you provided a video about the author, this is important for students to know this information. Great post! 2y
DrSpalding The video from the author is insightful! You can certainly use these videos to enhance understanding of authors purpose for writing stories. This is a beautiful award winner. Once again, you have selected high-quality books that I hope you will add to your classroom library to benefit your students. 2y
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dbears1
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“Dreamers” is a (B) book, it was written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. It has won the 2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and was on the New York Times Best Seller list. Dreamers” is the personal story of the author‘s journey to the U.S with a small child.#ucflae3414su20

dbears1 She arrives in a new country scared and unable to communicate but she persevered. Accidently, she found herself inside a library and her world is opened. The contrast of colors and details will keep you looking at the pictures just a little longer. This is a great RA for students K-5. 2y
dbears1 Students can enjoy this fun art activity https://librarylessonswithbooks.com/dreamers-by-yuyi-morales/
UDL Principles- (2.1) Clarify vocabulary and symbols and Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships (3.2) ESOL Strategy-3.Encourage self-talk(positive thinking)

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gpraytor We used this book in one of my other classes and it is so beautifully written and appropriate for the age group you selected! 2y
JoslynB Your activity immediately piqued my interest because I love integrating art into the classroom alongside literature. I think students will love to apply what they learned into artwork, which can be used to encourage peer review or discussion. 2y
DrSpalding Arts integration is a valuable extension activity. This book has a current and valuable message to share with students. Please use books as mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors in your future classroom. 2y
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ShardaeP
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This is a book about a mother and child's journey from Mexico to the United States. It is a biography of the author Yuyi Morales. It highlights the struggles of being an immigrant and moving to a new country. The mother and child finds a safe place in a public library. They did not have to worry about a language barrier there. Eventually it is where they learned to read, write, and speak in English. #ucflae3414sp20

ShardaeP This is a good pick for an author study, because students can learn about the author by reading this autobiography. Yuyi Morales is also connected to many other books that celebrate the Latin culture.
ESOL: Incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum (this book discusses the Mexican culture and immigrant experience)
UDL: 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity (USA is a country many immigrate to)
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ShardaeP Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAiTFJaNiD8 (the author discusses her life experiences and the explanation behind symbols in her book) 2y
Tabitha_H I love the cover of this book. This would be a great book to read when exploring other cultures. UDL 7.2 is perfect. 2y
DrSpalding This is an excellent post that incorporates all elements of the rubric. Using a video by the author is a wonderful resource to include in this post. I currently have a group doing a third grade social studies unit plan on Mexico and this book is being used! 2y
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Niaaelizz
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“The sky and the land welcomed us in words unlike those of our ancestors.”

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Niaaelizz
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I would use this book to represent the students in my classroom who have moved to a different place or know what it feels like to start over completely.

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Niaaelizz
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In this autobiography, Yuyi Morales shares her story of leaving her home and moving to the U.S. with her son. The text is very simple for children to understand and read along: the book offers an after note on why she came to the U.S. as well. The book uses illustrations to convey the story which can be easier for younger children to follow along and even more interesting to see real life pictures at the end!

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NeedsMoreBooks
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This gorgeous picture picture for children completed the prompt for children‘s picture book for #NFNov. It follows Morales who came to San Francisco with her son to meet his great-grandfather. This book describes her life as an immigrant and how she and her son discovered the delights of the public library. Now, I want to read all her books ❤️

Come-read-with-me @NeedsMoreBooks I LOVE this books! The illustrations are simply stunning! 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @Come-read-with-me I had no idea and now I want to read all her books 💕 3y
Come-read-with-me @NeedsMoreBooks Me too! The first time I saw this book it left me breathless. It‘s just so powerful. I used this one for my November Nonfiction choice for a children‘s book. Looks like we have a similar reading list! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks @Come-read-with-me yes ❤️❤️ 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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“Books became our language.
Books became our home.
Books became our lives.”

#NFNov #children‘spicturebook

Clwojick Lovely! 1pt 3y
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Come-read-with-me
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In honour of World Children‘s Day I simply could not resist this gorgeous book. The story of a mother and her child arriving in a new country and trying to find a place where they fit in. They discover a library that opens their hearts to the wonderful possibilities of the world. The message is positive and uplifting, and the illustrations are divine. The last page of the book (posted) will make every book-lover smile! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Shannyblake
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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is an Audie Award for Young Listeners book. This biography is about the travels of a young Mexican mother and child to escape the Mexican government and has won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award. The colorful story goes into detail about the struggles the two faced on their quest for freedom and happiness. This book would be great for a whole group lesson to educate about immigration! #ucflae3414f19

Shannyblake I think this book would be beneficial as a read aloud and discussion/response assignment. A lesson plan I found to match well with it was https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/dreamers-yuyi-morales-book-discussio.... This download guides teachers to mind opening questions they can ask their students after reading the book.
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Shannyblake The ESOL strategy that matches this book is 11. Place language in meaningful context and the UDL Guideline I found to be beneficial is Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge (8.2)
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leximcmillin This book looks so cute and heartwarming! Your ESOL strategy matches very well 3y
DrSpalding I love that you read a Belpre award winner! 3y
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Auntynanny
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This book definitely gave me the warm fuzzies. An immigrant woman and her child find themselves in a library. They learn English from books, as well as discovering art and literature. 💖

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Allierd22
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“Until the day we found...a place we had never seen before. Suspicious, improbable”

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Allierd22
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This book made me stop and just take in the pictures and all the use of color more than I actually read the book! It was just so unique and vibrant

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Allierd22
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This award winning book was full of beautiful, colorful illustrations that are such joys to look at. This story talks about the ways in which books, literature, writing, and story telling can be used to make messages heard and become one with the world even if you are unfamiliar with your surroundings. It is a positive and lighthearted book about starting a new life

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“One of the most engaging elements of Dreamers is the artwork created by Morales. Using Mexican fabric, metal sheets, childhood drawings, as well as leaves and plants, Morales creates multi-media artwork that blends her Mexican and American lives together. Equally vibrant and surreal, the details in the art provide readers with links between the U.S. and Mexico.” https://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/review/xi-4/8/ #Picturebook

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alisiakae
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#bbrc #a2z Letter D - Again, couldn‘t pick just one!

This #picturebook deserves all the awards, and should have received a Caldecott! This is Yuyi‘s story of immigrating to the United States with her young son, and how public libraries became a beloved place to her when she was trying to navigate life in a new country. The illustrations pay tribute to creators & authors of all backgrounds. It‘s a beautiful book.

LibrarianRyan 🌟 I hate when they pick the wrong books to win awards. (edited) 3y
Clwojick Ugh! 🤩 Those illustrations give me goosebumps! Stunning! 3y
alisiakae @LibrarianRyan 😃😃 @Clwojick They are gorgeous. 3y
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anniebananie22
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“Migrants, You and I”

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anniebananie22
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Th illustrations resemble a collage type of feeling and it really adds to the book because it has a whimsical effect. It almost feels messy and cluttered but it works well with this book and the meaning.

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anniebananie22
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The sound of the poem adds to meaning because it shows grace and strength. I loved the formatting of this text and I could easily connect with the characters.

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Kcallihan
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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is an autobiography picture book that won the Pura Belpre award. This book is about a woman who traveled from her home in Mexico to the US with her son, Kelly. The story tells about her difficult passage and the issues she overcame. This website provides interactive read alouds and comprehension charts: . For this book I could use the UDL 3.1, “activate or supply background knowledge”. I could activate their background

Kcallihan knowledge on not only the geography of Mexico but also their culture. The ESOL strategy I could use would be #17, “provide contextual support through models”. I could provide a map of where the main character began her journey and demonstrate how she came to America. #lae3414sp19 3y
Kcallihan For this book I would do an Author study (AS) because since it‘s a biography, it would help the students to know a lot about her. 3y
DrSpalding I am adding this book to my stack! Great idea to perform and author study. You are using a lot of teachers pay teachers when you should use resources from the publisher or author. 3y
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Miadolce
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“Where we didn‘t need to speak, we only needed to trust. And we did!”

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BrittanyLewis
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“Trust. And we did”

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Ariel8Smith
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“Unimaginable.”

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This book is about a mother and a child‘s experience migration to a new place where everything is strange and new

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Miadolce
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Miadolce
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I love this book for kids! It tells the story of a boy and his mom immigrating to a new country and talks about how books helped them speak, read, and write in a new language. It highlights how important and influential books can be in peoples lives

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Ariel8Smith
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Vibrant story about finding your voice and learning through literature. Great book to introduce diversity in the classroom

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vnneff6000
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It‘s about immigrants becoming citizens and learning the language and culture. Like reading writing and speaking.

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Ariel8Smith
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2018, poetry. Pictures are beautiful and vibrant and cover the page. Story about love between a mother and her child. Words flow throughout the page. Culturally diverse, story about making mistakes and learning to love stories.

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marypeyton
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“We are stories.
We are two languages.
We are lucha.
We are resilience.
We are hope.

We are dreamers, soñdores of the world.”

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rachelshoemaker
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“we only needed to trust and we did”

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cchernitsky
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“Where we didn‘t need to speak, we only needed to trust”

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rachelshoemaker
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the illustrations in this book were amazing, the colors popped and it enhanced the story

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misshawksbooklist
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I love this page! “Books became our language”
In a new place with new people, it is important to find comfort in something familiar. Even books!

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cchernitsky
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Such an incredible book. Shows the power of books and their illustrations. True story

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Madimccrady22
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“Books became our language, books became our home; books became our lives. We learned to read”

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rachelshoemaker
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I loved the story of this book it‘s inspiring and let‘s children someone see what it‘s like for an immigrant especially the story at the end

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cchernitsky
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Who was the book intended for: Children/ or anyone
Character dev: yes
Proper Illustrations: phenomenal illustrations
Storyline: immigrants find the library and fall and love. They find themselves through the stories there

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marypeyton
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Each page was full of amazing, colorful pictures that involve culture and literature.