In the Spirit of a Dream
Written by Aida Salazar
Illustrated by Alina Chau
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
In the spirit of a dream, many immigrants of color set out across continents, oceans, and borders, traveling to the United States in pursuit of opportunity. This book is a celebration of 13 American immigrants of color, from world-famous to local heroes, politicians, surgeons, athletes, activists and more.
The biographies include engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari; Paralympic athlete and entrepreneur Alejandro Albor; surgeon Ayub Khan Ommaya; jazz musician Candido Camero; dancer Conceiçao Damasceno; Sriracha inventor and businessman David Tran; basketball player Dikembe Mutombo; author Edwidge Danticat; politician Ilhan Omar; comic artist Jim Lee; environmental activist Juana Guttierez; cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and the Undocupoets, a group of undocumented poets.
These stories are told in poems by Aida Salazar and artwork by Alina Chau, Bianca Diaz, Dion MBD, Fahmida Azim, Gaby D’Alessandro, Jose Ramirez, Ken Daley, Nicole Xu, Paulo D. Campos, Rahele Jomepour Bell, Tracy Guiteau, Vanessa Flores, and Yasmin Imamura.
Primary ISBN: 9781338552874
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Poetry Collection , Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Various
Themes: Anthology, Celebrations, Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Various
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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