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1 books of Susan L. Roth Dianna Hutts Aston

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.

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Books of Susan L. Roth Dianna Hutts Aston