|Lola goes to a school where all the students are from faraway places. Lola is from the Dominican Republic. Her teacher wants the class to draw pictures of where their families immigrated from, but Lola can’t remember. She was just a baby when she came here. With the help of family and friends and their memories, she draws a lively picture of La Isla. She also discovers a lot about her culture and heritage. The digitally created illustrations are vibrant and bold. There is a Spanish edition called Lola. mjw|
|Title: Island Born
Author: Junot Diaz
Illustrator: Leo Espinosa
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, NY
Original Language: English
Spanish Title: Lola
Hardcover pages: 48
Age range: 5-8
Genre: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity: Born in the Dominican Republic
Author’s residence: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Bogota, Colombia
Illustrator’s residence: U.S.
Awards: Author has won a Pulitzer Prize
Subjects: Central and South America, Hispanic and Latino, Multigenerational, School