Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers

Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers

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Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia's found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to perseverance and possibility. A final, innovative "build-your-own-tower" activity makes this multicultural, intergenerational tribute a classroom natural and a perfect gift - sure to encourage kids to follow their own big dreams.

ISBN: 9780803732452

Published Date: August 18, 2011

Publisher: Dial Books

Language: English

Page Count: 40

Size: 11.50" l x 9.48" w x 0.39" h

Age Classification: Ages 6 to 8