A powerful tale about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
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.
'Islandborn engages with many of the same themes that Mr. Diaz has wrestled with in his fiction: immigration and identity, the weight of collective memory, and feelings of displacement and belonging.' - * New York Times *
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Format : Hardback
Number of pages: 48
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 11 mm
Publication Date : 13 Mar 2018