Dreamsleeves (Hardcover)

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“Aislinn has a lot of responsibility including taking care of her younger siblings instead of enjoying the summer before eighth grade and spending time with friends. She also has a dad whose drinking problem is getting worse. The best thing about Aislinn, though, is that she knows how to dream and she knows what she wants. She decides to put her dreams on her sleeve for all to see and for all to help her achieve. A touching story full of inspiration and hope.”
— Lisa Fabiano, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA


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 the author of the popular THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series, which includes most recently, FORGET ME NOT, WISH I MIGHT, and FROM WILLA, WITH LOVE. She is also the author of SUNNY HOLIDAY and SWEET AND SUNNY. The mother of three teenage sons, she lives in upstate New York and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Visit Coleen online at www.coleenparatore.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545310208
ISBN-10: 0545310202
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English