The Dream Jar

Title

The Dream Jar

Authors

Bonnie Pryor

Illustrator

Mark Graham

Publisher

William Morrow & Co

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780688130619

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Valentina's family has come from Russia with a wonderful dream--to own a store. Valentina wants to help, but everyone says she's too little to contribute to the glass jar where the dream money is kept. The family becomes discouraged when little money comes in, but Valentina has discovered how she can help make their dream come true.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD530L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; Immigrants and refugees; bicultural family; bicultural child; bicultural parents; bicultural mother; bicultural father; two cultures; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; migrants;

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Russian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1996
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 1996

Keywords

family life; Russian Americans; school; children working; saving to buy a store; saving money; business owners; New York City; American Dream

Diversity Impact

direct

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