Darryl's Dream

by Darryl DMC McDaniels (Author) Tristan Tait (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels comes Darryl's Dream, a new picture book about creativity, confidence, and finding your voice.

Meet Darryl, a quiet third grader with big hopes and dreams. He loves writing and wants to share his talents, but he's shy--and the kids who make fun of his glasses only make things worse. Will the school talent show be his chance to shine? Darryl's Dream, by iconic performer Darryl DMC McDaniels, is a story about finding confidence, facing bullies, and celebrating yourself. This full-color picture book is certain to entertain children and parents with its charming art and important message.

Darryl DMC McDaniels
Innovator, motivator, and philanthropist, Darryl DMC McDaniels changed music and made history when he broke down cultural barriers with his legendary band Run-DMC. Forty million record sales later, he continues to inspire and impact the world.

Darryl regularly talks with kids across the country about respect, responsibility, and self-awareness. He has appeared before Congress and various state legislatures in support of adoptees and foster children. In 2006, he co-founded the Felix Organization with Sheila Jaffe, a nonprofit that works to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences for children in the foster care system.

Tristan Tait is an illustrator scribbling out of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked on everything from children's books to art and merchandise for bands, magazines, games, and comic books. You can usually find him at home refueling on coffee and binge-watching some new series.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
January 20, 2022

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