Junot Díaz Is Writing a Picture Book About the Dominican Republic

Junot Díaz Is Writing a Picture Book About the Dominican Republic

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Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz’s next book might come as something of a surprise: it’s a picture book for children!    Image courtesy of The New York Times ‘Islandborn’ follows Lola, a child from Washington Heights, who is given a school assignment to draw a picture of where her parents came from. However, Lola left the Dominican Republic when she was still a baby, so she must assemble an image of her parents’ home from their memories. It’s not so simple though, as Lola discovers the Dominican Republic evokes something different for everyone she talks to.   The idea for the …