People, Identity & Culture
Junot Diaz
Leo Espinosa
Age Group:
Dial Books
People, Identity & Culture

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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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton

Throughout U.S. history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard.

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