When Ebere’s mother puts her to bed at night, she always says, “Remember to dream, Ebere.” And dream, Ebere does! Encouraged by her mother to make her dreams as big as possible, Ebere imagines herself as the captain of a rocket ship with the ability to go anywhere in the universe.
Welcome to Storyline Online brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. I'm Cynthia Erivo, and today I'm going to read "Remember to Dream, Ebere" written by me and illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow.
When it was time to go to sleep, Ebere’s mother always kisseSher on the cheek and said, “Remember to dream, my love.” And when it was time to go to slee...Ebere usually had a hard time staying asleep. She often crept out of bed and went looking for her mother. “Mommy,” she said one night, “I had the most amazing dream. I dreamed of a rocket ship!” “Oh my. How big was this rocket ship?” “I don’t know,” said Ebere. “You’d better go back and dream some more.” And she did. “Mommy, the rocket ship is as big as two houses!” Ebere exclaimed. “That’s wonderful. And what color is the rocket ship?” “I don’t know,” said Ebere. “Go back and dream, my love.” And she did. “Mommy, the rocket ship! It’s as big as two houses-and as red as a fire engine.” “That sounds wonderful. Does the rocket ship have a name?” “I don’t know,” said Ebere. “Go back and dream some more, my love… ...and dream it in the biggest letters ever.” And she did. “The rocket ship is as big as two houses and as red as a fire engine- and it’s called The Light Chaser.” “That is a beautiful name, my love. It would be a shame for such a beautifully named rocket ship to have no captain. Who is the captain of the ship?” “I don’t know, Mommy. I’d better go dream some more.” “Great idea.” “Mommy, I dreamed again, and guess what? I am the captain of the ship! I can go anywhere in the universe.” “My love, you are the captain of all your dreams. And I want you to have as many dreams as you can-“Just remember to always dream them as big as two houses, as bright as bright as fire-engine red, and as bold as the name The Light Chaser.” "Remember to Dream, Ebere " is a gift from me, a self-professed dreamer, to you. You, whose imagination deserves to fly and soar. You, who should be taught to dream dreams bigger than you can contain. This little book is to celebrate you. I wrote it for you, so that when someone tells you to think a little smaller, tells you to be quiet, to be less bold, to fit in, you come back here to this little book and my words, and remember to dream big, big gargantuan dreams in the brightest colors. Because without you and your big dreams this world would cry. We need you because you are special. With love, from me. Thank you for watching Storyline Online. Make sure to check out all of our stories. Keep watching and keep reading.
1. Who wrote the book?
2. What was Ebere's dream?
3. What's the message of the story?