Be the Change Series: featuring Dreamers by Yuyi Morales presented by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:30pm

Be The Change Series: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Antiracism

Virtual Author Talk with Yuyi Morales on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 5:30 pm for Dreamers. Hosted by the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and part of the Be The Change Series. More info at www.GlendaleCA.gov/Library

Dreamers

Virtual Author Talk with Yuyi Morales

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers. Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. 

From the author-illustrator of Bright Star, Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history. It's the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it's a promise that you can make better tomorrows. 

This lovingly-illustrated picture book memoir looks at the myriad gifts 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 strengths 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.

While supplies last, purchased books will come with an autographed bookplate.

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Born in Xalapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. She has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration six times, for Dreamers (2019), Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013), and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book.

The Be the Change series is led by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture in partnership with the Southern California Library Cooperative and Outlook Newspapers. The series is sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, with funding from the City of Glendale Urban Art Fund.

 

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Books: 
Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

While supplies last, books will include an autographed bookplate.


Soñadores Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780823446735
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Neal Porter Books - April 27th, 2021

While supplies last, books will include an autographed bookplate.


Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

While supplies last, books will include an autographed bookplate.


Lucero Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447848
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

While supplies last, books will include an autographed bookplate.


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