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.

Author: Tricia Elam Walker
Publisher: Anne Schwartz Books
Published: 11/16/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.74w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780525581109
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 87
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 08/02/2021
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 86
School Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 80
Shelf Awareness 12/14/2021

About the Author
Tricia Elam Walker is the author of one previous picture book, Nana Akua Goes to School which received four starred reviews; and a novel for adults, Breathing Room, under the name Patricia Elam. She is also a cultural and fashion commentator and blogger who has written for National Public Radio, the Washington Post, Essence magazine, HuffPost, and more. She practiced law for sixteen years prior to teaching writing in Washington, DC, and Boston. Tricia is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Howard University.

Ekua Holmes is the acclaimed bestselling illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer (Caldecott Honor, NAACP Image Award, CSK John Steptoe Award, Sibert Honor) Out of Wonder (CSK Award, NY Times bestseller) and The Stuff of Stars (CSK Award). A painter and collage artist, she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Visit her at ekuaholmes.com.