Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

by Monica Brown

On Sale: 05/04/2021

Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

by Monica Brown

illustrated by Mirelle Ortega

On Sale: 05/04/2021

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About the Book

An informative, inspirational picture book biography about twins Julián and Joaquin Castro, who rose from poverty to become leaders for positive change in America.

The story of political powerhouse twins Julián and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family’s American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Julián and Joaquin’s mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government.

The strong women in their family inspired the twins to get involved in politics. Julián and Joaquin have been working at the local, state, and national level—as a former presidential candidate, mayor and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, and a U.S. Congressman, respectively—to make the country a better place for everyone.

Acclaimed author Monica Brown and illustrator Mirelle Ortega depict the Castros’ political and personal accomplishments in this must-read picture book biography.

Also available in a Spanish edition: Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños.

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Critical Praise

“Wonderfully entertaining and inspiring.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A solid addition to the growing shelf of political picture-book biographies.” - Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062985736
  • ISBN 10: 0062985736
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 05/04/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Siblings

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