Anne Schwartz Books Dream Street
Anne Schwartz Books Dream Street

Dream Street

By Tricia Elam Walker

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Publication Date: September 7, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Caldecott Honor, three time Coretta Scott King Award winner, and New York Times bestselling illustrator and her author cousin pay gorgeous homage to the street they grew up on and the loving community that made their childhood special.

Welcome to Dream Street—the best street in the world! It’s where love between generations rules, everyone is special, and the warmth of a neighborhood shines. Here is the perfect book for parents to use to introduce children to the importance of community.

Meet kids like Azaria, who loves to jump double-Dutch one leg at a time; Zion, whose dream is to become a librarian; and cousins Ede and Tari, who dream of creating a picture book together one day. Meet grown-ups like Mr. Sidney, a retired mail carrier who greets everyone with the words, “Don’t wait to have a great day. Create one!” and Ms. Sarah, whose voice is only a whisper but who has stories between the lines of her face that she’ll share when you come close.

Illuminating this vivid cast of characters are vibrant illustrations that make this neighborhood—based on Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston where Holmes and Walker grew up—truly sing.

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.

Author Residence: Takoma Park, Maryland

Author Hometown: Roxbury, MA

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.

Illustrator Residence: Boston, MA

Illustrator Hometown: Roxbury, MA

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Anne Schwartz Books

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

ISBN: 9780525581109

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