Who else is excited about Islandborn, Junot Díaz's first book for children? It's a real winner, with tons of heart and authenticity. And Leo Espinosa's vibrant illustrations are some of my favorites so far this year. I love the kids in Ms. Obi's class, and of course, the magnificent final spread.
The release of Islandborn
, along with a great article
in the Horn Book, got my colleague Lindsey Dunn
thinking -- how can librarians use NoveList to find positive, affirming work by #ownvoices Caribbean authors and illustrators? She did some digging, and came up with a great set of books that fit the bill, as well as some marvelous search strategies. I've shared one (very handy) search tip and a printable flyer below!
Keep turning those pages,