The Dream Bearer by Walter Dean Myers

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David Curry doesn't know what to make of his father, Reuben, whose violent out bursts and chilling nightmares torment his family. His older brother, Tyrone, says Reuben is crazy. But lately, even Tyrone isn't acting like himself.

Then David meets the mysterious Mr. Moses, who tells him that dreams might be the only things we have that are real. And it is Mr. Moses's gift of dreams that gives David a new way to see inside his father's troubled heart.


About Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperTeen. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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A 12-year-old boy living in Harlem meets a man who says he's more than 300 years old and that he is a dream bearer.

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Common Sense Media

As David tries to understand and cope, he meets Mr. Moses, an old homeless man in the park, who claims to be 300 years old and the bearer of dreams, which he proposes to pass on to David.

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To complicate matters further, David's mother is involved in the fight to build a neighborhood homeless shelter, there's a new family with a girl David's age, and David's teachers are trying to talk him into transferring to the private school where he's been accepted.

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