Isla to Island
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.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
“Beautiful and emotional, this powerful book is truly unique.”
—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor winning author of The Surrender Tree
“In this moving testament to the power of stories to provide a refuge, Castellanos beautifully captures her family’s history: the pain, love, and hope. A gorgeously rendered story that I will hold in my heart.”
—Adrianna Cuevas, Pura Belpré honor book winning author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
“Beautifully illustrated, wonderfully lush color and settings.”
—Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom, author of Abuelita and I Make Flan
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Alexis Castellanos was born and raised in Florida, where she enjoyed sunny days, dramatic thunderstorms, and delicious Cuban food. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City and worked as a scenic artist, bringing theatrical sets to life with a little bit of paint and a whole lot of ingenuity. She currently works as a graphic designer by day and spends her nights dreaming up stories. She lives with her partner and her extremely photogenic cat, Belle, on the West Coast. Isla to Island is her first graphic novel.
Tags: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism