Islandborn

Islandborn

Hardback (13 Mar 2018)

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Synopsis

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Dìaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.

A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration
 
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
 
So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island-she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories-joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening-Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.  As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: "Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you."
 
Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us-to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

Book information

ISBN: 9780735229860
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint: The Dial Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: [E]
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 515g
Height: 290mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 10mm