Macmillan, 2018 (2018)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ere's an important picture book, written and illustrated by a Caldecott Honor winning author who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 1994. She tells her story here, beginning with her dream to have a child, a dream that became a reality.
hen comes crossing a bridge '
outstretched like the universe
', to become
. Morales shows mistakes made, '
Thousands and thousands of steps
' taken, to reach ... a library. She tells us '
Books became our language. Books became our home. Books became our lives.
' She and her son learned to speak and write '
and to make our voices heard.
his wonderful volume is all about dreaming, resilience, hope and '
Love Amor Love
'. It deserves a wide audience.
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