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From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz comes her first picture book about the magic of memories and the infinite power of imagination. Now in a Spanish edition!
All the children in Lola's school came from elsewhere. It was a school of distant places.
So when Lola's teacher asks her students to draw a picture of the place her families migrated from, all the children are excited. Everyone except Lola. She doesn't remember the Island: she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, all of whom have her memories—happy, wonderful, sad, terrifying—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to the Island. When she finally gets close to the heart of her family's history, Lola comes to understand the meaning of her grandmother's words: "Just because you don't remember a place, doesn't mean it's not part of you."
Lavishly illustrated, and written in beautiful prose, Lola is a tribute to creativity, diversity and limitless imagination, which allows us to connect with our family, our past and with ourselves.
Memories · Imagination · Diversity
"The Spanish in this edition of Islandborn feels familiar and representative of the community of which Diaz writes. Espinosa’s illustrations beautifully center Afro-Latinidad, which is something that is lacking in other children’s books about Latinx people...This rich celebration of heritage and diversity will spark curiosity in young readers to learn their own family histories." [Booklist]