Blue Willow Bookshop presents Junot Díaz

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Tarra, Inprint, Junot Diaz, September 2012
Photo by © Nina Subin

Blue Willow Bookshop welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz for the release of his picture book, Islandborn.

In Islandborn​, every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. 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."

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Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079


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