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Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños

El viaje de Julián y Joaquín Castro: Small Room, Big Dreams (Spanish edition)

Monica Brown, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/4/2021)


This is the Spanish-language edition of an informative, inspirational picture book biography about twins Julián and Joaquin Castro, who rose from poverty to become leaders for positive change in America.

Los gemelos Julián y Joaquín Castro son fuerzas políticas, pero su viaje comenzó en la pequeña habitación que compartían con su abuelita en San Antonio, Texas.

Desde chiquillos, aprendieron del activismo de su mama, quien quería darle una vida mejor a su familia a través del gobierno local. Su duro trabajo inspiró a los gemelos a que se involucraran en la política, y han estado trabajando al nivel local, estatal y nacional para hacer de su nación un mejor lugar para todos.

La autora premiada Monica Brown y la ilustradora Mirelle Ortega se unen para dar vida a la inspiradora historia de estos hermanos gemelos.

Also available in an English edition: Small Room, Big Dreams.

* A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year * A Bank Street College Best Picture Book of the Year in Spanish *

Praise For Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños: El viaje de Julián y Joaquín Castro: Small Room, Big Dreams (Spanish edition)

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

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

“Invigorating. A brilliant example of how family ties can lead to great accomplishments as one embraces their cultural heritage.” — School Library Journal

“The well-shaped narrative emphasizes the brothers' commitment to education, hard work, and community betterment.” — Horn Book Magazine

Quill Tree Books, 9780063080522, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

About the Author

Monica Brown is the author of Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol and Side by Side/Lado a lado as well as the Pura Belpre Honor winners My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia and My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.

Monica Brown es la autora de Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol y Side by Side/Lado a lado, y de los libros ganadores del Honor Pura Belpré My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica vive en Flagstaff, Arizona, con su marido y sus dos hijas.

Rafael Lopez is the award-winning illustrator of My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia and Book Fiesta! Rafael divides his time between his studios in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a loft in downtown San Diego, where he works and lives with his wife and son.

Rafael Lopez es el ilustrador premiado de My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y Book Fiesta! Rafael divide su tiempo entre sus talleres en San Miguel de Allende, Mexico y San Diego, California.

Mirelle Ortega is a writer and illustrator for publishing and TV animation  based in Los Angeles, California. She has illustrated several books, including Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown and Pepe and the Parade by Tracey Kyle. Mirelle has a BFA from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico) in digital art and 3D animation and an MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Visit her online at