Illustrator: Leo Espinosa
The kids in Lola's class are all from faraway places, so they are excited to draw pictures of their families' homelands. But Lola left The Island when she was just a baby. How can she draw it if she can't remember it? Full-color illustrations were created digitally with Photoshop and mixed media.
JLG Release: Apr 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 Pura Belpre Award Honor, Illustration
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
CSMCL Best Books - 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 3.4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Islands, Dominican Americans, Schools, Immigrants, History of the Dominican Republic, 1930–1961, Africa, Emigration and immigration,