Dreamsleeves

By Coleen Murtagh Paratore
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545310208, 273pp.)

Publication Date: April 2012

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A powerful, radiant story about a girl who wears her dreams on her sleeve . . .

Aislinn is a girl with a lot of dreams, but due to family issues (caused mostly by her hard-drinking father), there's a lot standing in her way. While she should be enjoying the summer with friends, Aislinn is kept under lock and key and put in charge of her younger siblings. The average girl might give up, but not Aislinn. A person, she says, should write their dreams on their sleeve, putting them out there for the world to see, because there's a good chance that someone might come along and help you make your dream come true. What begins as a plea for help for her father to stop drinking, turns into a spark that has the whole community making their own dreamsleeves. At times heartbreaking, DREAMSLEEVES is also surprising, powerful, and luminously hopeful. Everyone will see a little of themselves in Aislinn, a girl with talent, ambition, and big dreams.




About the Author
Coleen Murtagh Paratore is a native of Troy, New York, where she set the latest installment of her popular middle-grade book series about Willa Havisham, a wedding planner s daughter. Coleen s fascination with words has taken her from first place in a grammar-school poetry contest to a Master s Degree in English from Trinity College. Coleen is also the author of the Little Pickle Press books Big and Fireflies. Learn more about Coleen at www.coleenparatore.com.
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