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Small Room, Big Dreams: the Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro
Small Room, Big Dreams: the Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro | Monica Brown
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An informative, inspirational picture book biography about twins Julián and Joaquin Castro, who rose from poverty to become leaders for positive change in America. The story of political powerhouse twins Julián and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family's American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Julián and Joaquin's mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government. The strong women in their family inspired the twins to get involved in politics. Julián and Joaquin have been working at the local, state, and national level--as a former presidential candidate, mayor and member of President Obama's Cabinet, and a U.S. Congressman, respectively--to make the country a better place for everyone. Acclaimed author Monica Brown and illustrator Mirelle Ortega depict the Castros' political and personal accomplishments in this must-read picture book biography. Also available in a Spanish edition: Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños.
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mahala28

“ernest had had trouble with words. quiet and shy, he rarely spoke”

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mahala28

"Before they were twins in the political arena, Julián and Joaquin Castro were kids whose mother and grandmother sowed the seeds of their big dreams.

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mahala28

This story shows you that you CAN do it

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mahala28
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This book is both accurate and inspirational. From the grandmother who made it across the border as a 6 year old, an activist mother changing minds and raising children, and her twin boys coming from a state of poverty and rising the ranks in the government.

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WineAuntKK

Remembering the trips to the library with Mamo and his mama

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WineAuntKK

Inspirational and informative book about two brothers that rose from poverty and enacted change in American politics

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WineAuntKK
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Biography. This story is a about a set of twins who rose from poverty to become leaders that enacted change in America. These two brothers worked hard in all levels of government to make America a better place for everyone and this book shows their personal and political journey to get there.

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I loved this book!

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kayleenschultz12

I like how this book show‘s politics and how you can work to be become if you wanted. Many students do not really think about going into it because it gets turned down a lot in elementary but I think this can be a good example of it.

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This book is the story of two politicians that are twins. It starts as them as children and works their way up to adults.