Islandborn

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Dial Books
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780735229860

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About the Author

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leo Espinosa is an award-winning illustrator and designer from Bogotá, Colombia, whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Wired, Esquire, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and more. Leo's illustrations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Pictoplasma, 3x3, and the Society of Illustrators. Leo lives with his family in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Reviews

★ "With his tenacious, curious heroine and a voice that's chatty, passionate, wise, and loving, Díaz entices readers to think about a fundamental human question: what does it mean to belong?"-Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "A sensitive and beautiful story of culture, identity, and belonging--a superb picture book outing for Díaz and one to be shared broadly in a variety of settings." -School Library Journal, starred review

★ "This important title will be enjoyed by young children and may spark many significant discussions." -Booklist, starred review
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