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For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Tyrone, is turning into someone David doesn’t know anymore—or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together.

Then David meets the mysterious Mr. Moses, who tells him that dreams might be the only things we have that are real. And it is Mr. Moses’ gift of dreams that gives David a new way to see inside his father’s troubled heart.

During a summer in Harlem, David relies on his mother, a close friend, and on an old man he meets in the park to help him come to terms with his father’s outbursts and unstable behavior. Printz Award-winner Walter Dean Myers weaves a richly layered tale of a boy’s journey of self-discovery and the acceptance and compassion he learns along the way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beautifully orchestrated with elegant simplicity and profound insight. Myers creates a real masterpiece with this one.” 


  • “This is a haunting, sad, and hopeful tale of one boy’s struggle to cope with his father’s mental illness...Myers...makes David and his world come alive for the reader in...poignant prose.” 


  • “Myers portrays a young man who, warts and all, emerges as a knowable and admirable hero.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Peter Francis James does a great job portraying an African-American adolescent. His voice is rich, reflective, and melodic...Myers and James give listeners a treat—straight from 145th street.” 


  • “[The Dream Bearer] says much about the importance of forgiveness and understanding in the world today.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “This quiet, subtle story works on a number of layers. Moses’ dreams add to David’s knowledge, strength, and understanding, and nudge him toward a renewed relationship with his father and an appreciation of the danger and magic of Harlem.”

    Kirkus Review (starred review)

  • Winner of the firstMichael L. Printz Award
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A National Book Award Finalist
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