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Isla to Island

Marisol loves her colorful island home. Cuba is vibrant with flowers and food and people… but things are changing. The home Marisol loves is no longer safe — and then it’s no longer her home at all. Her parents are sending her to the United States. Alone.

Nothing about Marisol’s new life in cold, gray Brooklyn feels like home — not the language, school, or even her foster parents. But Marisol starts to realize that home isn’t always a place. And finding her way can be as simple as staying true to herself.

This stunning wordless graphic novel follows a young girl in the 1960s who immigrates from Cuba to the United States and must redefine what home means to her, with back matter including an author's note, additional resources, and a recipe for one of Marisol's favorite Cuban dishes.

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"Political trouble soon stirs as Fidel Castro assumes power, and when military presence, scarcity, and violence descend, Marisol’s parents fear for her safety. They send her alone to New York via a Catholic relief program, to live in Brooklyn with an elderly couple.... [A]djusting is not easy, and Marisol deplanes into a New York City rendered almost entirely in grayscale art, soon navigating school, learning English, and missing her family in Cuba. When she encounters the school library and rediscovers her love for plants — moments that utilize brilliant pinks and greens amid the gray — her world slowly regains color. Employing spare text in the form of signs and radio chatter in Spanish and English, debut creator Castellanos effectively uses color as a vehicle to portray Marisol’s loving life with her family in Cuba, despair at their separation, and slow arc to a new life in which she honors her Cuban identity through food and music." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 13
Author Alexis Castellanos
Illustrator Alexis Castellanos
ISBN 1534469230
Publication Date Mar 15, 2022
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Language English