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“This historical graphic novel is an inspiring, empathy-building story, accessible to all readers.”
—School Library Journal  (Starred Review)

Isla to Island

Written by Alexis Castellanos
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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.

Primary ISBN: 9781534469242
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 10 or older

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Setting: Cuba, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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