The Resource Islandborn, Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Islandborn, Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Label
Islandborn
Title
Islandborn
Statement of responsibility
Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa
Title variation
Island born
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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--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."
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2019.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 2-3, 2019.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Penguin Random House
Awards note
  • Américas Award, 2019
  • Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624839
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Díaz, Junot
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
  • 600
  • Structure indicator: 90 (high)
  • Syntactic indicator: 90 (high)
  • Semantic indicator: 90 (high)
  • Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
Reading level
  • 3.4
  • 3.4.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Espinosa, Leo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islands
  • Dominican Americans
  • Schools
  • Immigrants
  • Dominican Republic
  • Islands
  • Dominican Americans
  • Schools
  • Immigrants
  • Dominican Republic
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Dominican Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Islands
  • Schools
  • Dominican Republic
Summary expansion
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."--
Target audience
primary
Label
Islandborn, Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993419527
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780735229860
Lccn
2017006468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975970852
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993419527
Label
Islandborn, Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993419527
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780735229860
Lccn
2017006468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975970852
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993419527

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