Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey Of Juli??N And Joaquin Castro
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An informative, inspirational picture book biography about twins JuliÃ¡n and Joaquin Castro, who rose from poverty to become leaders for positive change in America.
The story of political powerhouse twins JuliÃ¡n and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the familyâ€™s American journey. Her daughter Rosie, JuliÃ¡n and Joaquinâ€™s mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government.
The strong women in their family inspired the twins to get involved in politics. JuliÃ¡n and Joaquin have been working at the local, state, and national levelâ€”as a former presidential candidate, mayor and member of President Obamaâ€™s Cabinet, and a U.S. Congressman, respectivelyâ€”to make the country a better place for everyone.
Acclaimed author Monica Brown and illustrator Mirelle Ortega depict the Castrosâ€™ political and personal accomplishments in this must-read picture book biography.
Also available in a Spanish edition: PequeÃ±a habitaciÃ³n, grandes sueÃ±os.