Dream Something Big

Dream Something Big

Welcome to 1921 and the working-class neighborhood of Watts, California, a community blessed by blacks, whites, Latinos, Japanese, Germans, Greeks, Jews and one Italian named Sam. Sam had sailed to America at the age of fourteen to do something big. He was a quiet man who worked in a tile factory. One day he picked up a "chip of tile" and turned his imagination loose. From the brilliant pen of Dianna Hutts Aston we hear the story of Sam's dedication, creativity and ability to see wonder in the smallest bits around us. The collages of Susan L. Roth mirror Sam's choices as she chooses her own magical scraps and combines them to design a quiet, wondrous process of shape and color and texture. Sam used triangles to build the towers he sent soaring to the sky. The towers celebrate the neighborhood with all its shapes and colors and sizes as they zoom upward to the possibilities, wonder and the power of dreams. One more triangle shows itself. Author plus illustrator plus reader. Three points of connection for this wondrous, inspirational, multicultural tale to be read around the globe. Ages 5-10 32 pages

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I loved writing this book. It's the most important book I'll ever write. There's an element about the gift of dyslexia in it. Thank you very much for your kind words. Dianna
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