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Islandborn

Title

Islandborn

Authors

Junot Díaz

Illustrator

Leo Espinosa

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780735229860

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland ... and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Kinship care; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; single mother; intergenerational parenting; multicultural community; immigrant family; immigrant child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Dominican)

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Pura Belpre Award, 2019, Honor, Illustrator
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Notable Children's Books, 2019 Younger Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018

Keywords

Dominican Republic; memories; drawing; Rafael Trujillo; school; hurricanes; stories

Diversity Impact

direct

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