Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando


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$20.95  $19.48
Children's Book Press (CA)
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10.8 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez has called Mexico and the US home. Her core childhood memories are set in El Paso, Texas. This dynamic of growing up between borders inspires her writing. She is the recipient of two Texas Institute of Letters Best Young Adult Book Awards, a Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, an Américas Award Commendation, a Junior Library Guild Award, and multiple starred reviews. She now lives with her family in Illinois. You can find her at Magdalena Mora is an illustrator and graphic designer with a special interest in children's books and visual storytelling. She illustrated Equality's Call and I Wish You Knew. When not drawing, she spends her free time reading, people-gawking, and trying to find the best tacos in the Twin Cities--mostly the latter. She lives in Minneapolis. You can see more of her work at Luis Humberto Crosthwaite was born in Tijuana, Mexico. A journalist and jefe at a small press called Yoremito, he has also worked on a number of highly acclaimed translations such as Olor a perfume de viejita and Still Dreaming/Seguimos Soñando. Whoever looks into his heart would see the Pacific Ocean--ah, those beautiful sunsets! He lives with his family in the same town he was born.


"A heartfelt, moving story full of moments of worry and fear but also love and warmth. With eyes focused on an uncertain future, this young protagonist never loses hope." -- Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of All the Stars Denied

"Lyrical... The boomerang-shaped narrative reflects the cruelty of forcing a family to resettle twice simply to stay together, and the soft washes of color in Magdalena Mora's illustrations -- no harsh lines, no sharp borders -- swim with nostalgia and hope, a landscape where the boy's memories are painted across the sky and his dreams of return find an echo in the migratory path of monarch butterflies." -- The New York Times

"Martínez's straightforward text and Mora's signature smudgy yet vibrant illustrations bring to life a story that reminds us that little has changed in U.S. history, as immigrant families still face deportation and the fear of separation.

A tale about a specific moment in history that is nevertheless universal." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Butterflies--a contemporary symbol of the immigrants' rights movement--are included on most pages. This motif and the author's note contextualize the historically set narrative within the continued struggle for immigrants' rights." -- The Horn Book

"Martínez saves most of the specific historical details for the author's note, instead focusing on the contributions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Books, American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Books for Global Society, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Pura Belpré Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education

Best Books, New York Public Library
Southwest Books of the Year, Pima County Public Library