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America’s Dreaming

Bob McKinnon–Author
Thai My Phuong–Illustrator
Penguin Workshop
On Sale: June 4, 2024
$19.99 | Ages 4–8 

In "America's Dreaming," the narrator, America, is so excited to start school! They look forward to new friends and going on fun adventures. But their first day at a new school turns out to be the complete opposite. No one is friendly and it’s incredibly lonely. Noticing America all alone, their new teacher brings them over to the welcome wagon — a cart filled with inspiring books on real-life historical figures who persevered. America reads the stories and later dreams of Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King Jr., and Emma Lazarus as they come alive to share their stories with little America. They return to school the next day with the confidence to make friends.