13 Mar 2018
Family | Home | Refugees
From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Dê_az comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.
A 2019 Pura Belprê© 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_ã”she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories_ã”joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening_ã”Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.Ô_ As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: _ã–Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you._ã
Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us_ã”to our families, to our past and to ourselves.
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