Lola: Islandborn (Islandborn)
Lola: Islandborn (Islandborn)
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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.
Catalog Number: #153840
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Dial
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Espinosa, Leo,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-525-55281-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-525-55281-9
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: Spanish
Reviews:
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* Lola doesn't know much about where she's from. When señorita Obi asks the class to draw a picture of their home country, Lola must ask the people in her neighborhood what they remember about the island. This first illustrated children's book written by Pulitzer Prize winner Diaz is an extraordinary tale of the power of collective storytelling. At the beginning, Lola feels down because she doesn't remember the island as well as her friends remember their homelands. But that soon changes as she hears from her neighbors about the bats the size of blankets, the rainbow people, and even the monster that once terrorized the island. With this last bit of information, Diaz introduces the concept of dictatorship in an accessible manner, opening the door to conversation between children and adults. 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. Such representation is seen in the skin color of Lola and her neighbors and Espinosa's technique that gives hair visible texture. This rich celebration of heritage and diversity will spark curiosity in young readers to learn their own family histories.
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Word Count: 2,017
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 194007SP / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: M

Del exitoso autor en ventas según el New York Times y ganador del Premio Pulitzer, Junot Díaz, nos llega su primer álbum ilustrado acerca de la magia de los recuerdos y el poder infinito de la imaginación, ¡ahora en español!

Todos los niños en la escuela de Lola venían de otra parte. Era una escuela de lugares lejanos.


 Así que cuando la maestra de Lola pide a sus alumnos que hagan un dibujo del lugar del que emigraron sus familias, todos los niños se entusiasman. Todos, menos Lola. Ella no recuerda la Isla: se fue cuando era apenas un bebé. Pero con la ayuda de su familia y de sus amigos, todos ellos con sus recuerdos —felices, maravillosos, tristes, aterradores—, la imaginación de Lola la lleva en un extraordinario viaje de regreso a la Isla. Cuando finalmente se acerca al corazón de la historia de su familia, Lola llega a entender el sentido de las palabras de su abuela: «Que no recuerdes un lugar, no significa que no sea parte de ti».
Espléndidamente ilustrado, y escrito en una bella prosa, Lola es un homenaje a la creatividad, a la diversidad y a la imaginación sin límites, que nos permite conectar con nuestra familia, nuestro pasado y con nosotros mismos.


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