Dreamsleeves by Coleen Murtagh Paratore

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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 Coleen Murtagh Paratore

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A free-spirited book lover since childhood, Coleen Paratore is the author of many titles including How Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy Tales and The Wedding Planner's Daugher, a novel for middle schoolers. A voracious reader and the mother of three sons, she lives in Albany, New York.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 293 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Everyone needs help to make dreams come true, she reasons, and how can others help if people’s dreams are tucked too deeply inside their hearts to ever be seen by anyone else?

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Dreamsleeves

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When her Nana leaves town for a few months, her father’s drinking and physical and emotional abuse escalate, and Aislinn fears he’ll never buy the family’s promised dream house (“the one with the stream and the apple trees”).

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