The Dream Jar
William Morrow & Co
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.
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;
mother and father
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
family life; Russian Americans; school; children working; saving to buy a store; saving money; business owners; New York City; American Dream
Pryor, Bonnie, "The Dream Jar" (1996). Diverse Families. 1769.