JUNOT DIAZ - Islandborn



Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm

speaking & signing







  • The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line. 
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Islandborn from BookPeople. 
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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.”


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.

Thank you for supporting Junot Diaz and your local independent bookstore!  

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Diaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735229860
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

 Cover Image
By Junot Diaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525552819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

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