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by Yuyi Morales
Illustrator(s): Yuyi Morales
Published by Neal Porter Books
Hardcover | Pages: 40
Size: 9 x 11 | USD: $18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Age: 4-8
Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Anti Racism / Black Interest / Own Voices / Activism Conversation Starters, Community, Contemporary Issues/Social Problems, Determination, Diversity & Inclusion, Human & Civil Rights, Immigrant Experience, LatinX, Perseverance
Recommendations: K*, A*, PW*, SLJ*, H*

About the Book

Also available in a Spanish edition

Tour Schedule

In Conversation: Yuyi Morales and Neal Porter—Publishers Weekly
Yuyi Morales Talks with Roger: A Horn Book Interview
Letter from the Editor, Neal Porter
NYT Facebook Live! interview
Listen to the Science of Happiness podcast
SLJ’s Day of Dialog closing keynote

  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Amazon Best Book
  • Anna Dewdney Read Together Honor Book
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
  • Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
  • Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year
  • Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award Honor
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2019
  • The Horn Book Fanfare
  • Instant New York Times Bestseller
  • JCLC Author Award recipient by REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and
  • Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Kirkus Prize Finalist
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Book
  • National Indie Bestseller List
  • New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book
  • NPR Best Book of the Year
  • One Book, One San Diego Selection, 2019
  • Original Art Exhibiton
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner, 2019
  • Read Across Texas Statewide Program
  • Salon.com Best Book of the Year
  • School Library Journal Best Book
  • Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
  • Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2019
  • The Washington Post Best Book of the Year
Activity Sheets
Activity Sheets


Downloadable gift tags featuring Yuyi's incredible art
Educator's Guide
Educator's Guide

Dreamers Educator’s Guide

Read an Excerpt
Read an Excerpt


Limited Edition First Look
Event Kit
Event Kit


Featuring letter from author Yuyi Morales, activity pages to create your own book and tissue paper flowers, a book scavenger hunt, and lots more!
Event Kit
Event Kit

SONADORES: Dreamers Event Kit

Now available in Spanish