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Daydreamers

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Poetry and portraits of young black children reveal all the beauty in children's wishes, yearnings, and memories. Greenfield and Feelings have unquestionably worked together in harmony to create their sensitive portrayals of black boys and girls.--Publishers Weekly.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Turtleback Books (first published March 28th 1985)
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William Cotter
May 05, 2012 William Cotter rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely book about children who daydream. It consists of one long poem about daydreamers accompanied by illustrations of children who are daydreaming. This book manages to capture the impact of daydreams and how they contrast with the physical world as the bodies of the daydreamers hold still but their minds and dreams “Hopscotch, double-dutch, dance”. It details how the dreamer is “thinking of new ways” and “planning new tries”. It would be a great book for a poetry class with Upper Ke ...more
Cara Byrne
Feb 16, 2014 Cara Byrne rated it really liked it
A sweet, solemn book about the dreams of children. Greenfield's poem accompanies Feelings' poems that feature Black child standing or sitting alone. It's a mature work that I wouldn't necessarily give to a four- or five-year old, but as an adult reader, I really appreciate both Greenfield and Feelings' contributions.
Emily
Sep 25, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
incredible portraits of young black children with dreams, imaginations, and hope.this book is a poem of children who wish for so much for their life. a future being created in their minds. very beautiful story.
Courtney Sharpton
Feb 10, 2011 Courtney Sharpton rated it it was amazing
This book is beautifully written. It is what i would consider one long poem. It is not every long but it is probably for older grades. This book could lead to discussion about students dreams and hopes for the future.
Emily Veltum
Sep 04, 2013 Emily Veltum rated it it was amazing
a beautiful combination of poetry and art of young children dreaming.
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Aug 09, 2013 Brindi Michele rated it really liked it
1982 CSKing Illustrator Honor
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Oct 05, 2009 Connie rated it really liked it
I like it, but my nieces (6 and 4) don't. I suspect that it's too grown-up for them. Read it before you buy it.
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Illustrations are timeless and beautiful portraits.
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Tom was a skilled cartoonist, illustrator, teacher, and activist for the African-American experience. For a time, he served in the Graphic Arts division of the U.S. Air Force. He created the cartoon Tommy Traveler in the World of Black History in 1958, received a Caldecott Honor in 1972, and two Coretta Scott King Awards in 1979 and 1994.

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