Dream Street

Dream Street

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES - FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Visit a truly special street bursting with joy, hope, and dreams. Inspired by the neighborhood where they grew up as cousins, this gorgeous picture book from an award-winning illustrator and critically acclaimed author is the perfect gift or keepsake for every generation.

Welcome to Dream Street--the best street in the world! Jump rope with Azaria--can you Double Dutch one leg at a time? Dream big with Ede and Tari, who wish to create a picture book together one day. Say hello with Mr. Sidney, a retired mail carrier who greets everyone with the words, Don't wait to have a great day. Create one! On Dream Street, love between generations rules, everyone is special, and the warmth of the neighborhood shines.

A magical story from the critically acclaimed author of Nana Akua Goes to School and a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator. Illuminating this vivid cast of characters are vibrant, joyful illustrations that make this neighborhood--based on the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston where the author and illustrator grew up together as cousins--truly sing. This book is a perfect way for parents to share with their children the importance of community.

Title:Dream Street
ISBN:9780525581109
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    Dream Street Reviews

  • Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

    Lovely, lyrical writing about a neighborhood with vibrant, dream-like art. This is simply a beautiful book!...

  • Almira

    What a beautiful story, with wonderful illustrations.If you can dream it, you can certainly become it!...

  • Erica

    Answering the question, "Who are the people in your neighborhood?", cousins Tricia and Euka, or Tari and Ede as they appear in the book, tell the reader about their neighbors along Dream Street.Bright...

  • Danielle

    Portraits and prose-poems of all the residents on Dream Street, tributes to their dreams that help readers dream too. Ekua Holmes's artwork is always stunning, and this book was made with love by cous...

  • Amy

    All of the people in this book are members of the same community. I felt like I was in the center of a big warm hug from everyone here. Beautiful words and vibrant collages make this story a success....

  • Elaine

    Wonderful story and gorgeous art work!...

  • Shoshanna

    Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring! It feels like Utopian community! And I love illustration with paper!...

  • Victoria

    Text-to Teaching Connection:In the book dream Street, the author introduced different characters that live within a neighborhood and why they are special. The teaching connection that I made would be ...

  • Daisha

    a beautiful little story about community, and how our individual lives intertwine, even in the smallest ways. our individual dreams can come true with the help of those around us. what a sweet message...

  • June

    An inspirational picture book of a street where everyone believes their dreams will come true.The author and illustrator are pictured in the story as girls, one who loves to draw and one who loves to ...