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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735229860
Branch Call Number: JE DIA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Espinosa, Leo - Illustrator


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CatherineG_1 Apr 23, 2018

Lola was a little girl who as a baby came from the Dominican Republic. Her teacher assigns her a project - make a drawing of the place she was born. At first she struggles but with the help of her family, her neighbours and her community, especially the superintendent of her building, Lola is blessed to have a great picture of the island where she was born.
This would be a wonderful book for any classroom especially concerning the themes of inclusion and diversity.

ArapahoeErinR Apr 06, 2018

Too young to remember her Island birthplace Lola turns to her family and friends to help her complete a class assignment. Lola learns about the beautiful things the island had, but also that a monster can exist even in the most beautiful of places.

PimaLib_AnnieW Mar 30, 2018

I absolutely love this book and cannot say enough good things about it. This wonderful book is a grand celebration of family, neighborhoods, culture, kids and elders. Beautiful language and illustrations. At once funny and powerful. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Gina_Vee Mar 15, 2018

This is the most unique and special book I have ever seen of its kind. As an island girl who left the island when she was young herself, I loved and adored this story.

ArapahoeSusan Feb 15, 2018

In this first picture book from award-winning author Junot Diaz, Lola learns that she can be proud of where she came from even though she is too young to remember her homeland, the Dominican Republic. A beautiful "Own Voices" book for our youngest generation.


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