Children’s Fiction / Picture Book
Date Published: November 1, 2021
Publisher: Cayena Press, Inc.
“We the Dreamers” describes the journey of immigrating to a new place through the eyes of a child. The narrative text is poetic and full of emotion. The illustrations, which seem to dance and sing, convey the story of crossing borders as a child.
This children’s picture book, told alternatively in English and in Spanish, highlights all the emotions immigrants experience throughout their journey: the characters end up feeling mystified, bemused, or even bewildered upon entering the United States.
Using colorful, imaginative illustrations and poetic narrative, “We the Dreamers” connects with its readers in an emotional and compassionate way, and it opens up the floor to holding conversations about immigration with children.
About the Author
We the Dreamers is a book written in English and Spanish that shares how children come to live in America in many different ways. Some children come legally and some come across borders. Each page has a different child and their story of their own journey. The story is told from the child’s voice and as you see each situation, it makes you stop and think. The author continues to ask, How did you get here? The reader will then think about their ancestors and how they arrived in America. I enjoyed the book and it will help children to think about others and also ask questions about their past.