Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.3 X 12.3 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062985736

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About the Author
Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People, winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, and Waiting for the Biblioburro, a Christopher Award winner. She is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She is a recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacies from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mirelle Ortega is a writer and artist in Los Angeles. She is the author-illustrator of Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land, a Pura Belpré Honor Book, and River of Mariposas. She is the illustrator of several books, including Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown and Pepe and the Parade by Tracey Kyle. On Mirelle's Pairing Day, she bonded with her familiar: a fluffy, friendly, and swift fox. Visit her online at mirelleortega.com.

Reviews

"Wonderfully entertaining and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A solid addition to the growing shelf of political picture-book biographies." -- Booklist

"Invigorating. A brilliant example of how family ties can lead to great accomplishments as one embraces their cultural heritage." -- School Library Journal

"The well-shaped narrative emphasizes the brothers' commitment to education, hard work, and community betterment." -- Horn Book Magazine