Grades 5 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 5
Lexile Measure®: 760
Guided Reading: U
- Determination and Perseverance
- 1960s America
- Irish American
- Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking
About This Book
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.