I Dream of Trains

i dream of trains angela johnson

Book Information

Illustrator
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2003
Curriculum
Character-Building Curriculum

The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about a boy, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer.

Papa says it’s the sound of leaving that speaks to my soul...

A young black boy toils all day long on a cotton field where his one escape is watching the trains go by on the nearby tracks and imagining they’re carrying him somewhere far away—maybe with Casey Jones at the helm. But when the boy loses his hero, will he lose his dream, too?---from the publisher

32 pages                        978-0689826092                         Ages 5-9

Keywords:  trains, dreams, African American, heroes, hope, Black Lives Matter, African American author, diversity, diverse books, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

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Papa says

it's the sound of leaving

that speaks to my soul...

The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about a boy, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer.

It's the story of a hero lost and a hero discovered, of a dream crushed then reawakened, but mostly it is a story of the force that sustains the human spirit -- hope.---from the publisher

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