Isla to Island

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This book, Isla to Island, is a graphic novel that takes place in Havana and Miami. The main character, Marisol, is a young girl who was born in Havana, Cuba. As a result of attacks in her hometown, she is later sent to live in New York City with a foster family.

The book starts with full color, then changes to black and white when Marisol moves to New York and feels out of place, and slowly turns back to color when she finds her happiness again. Isla to Island has no words, and it mostly uses details of illustrations and onomatopoeias to tell the story and what’s happening.

I think that the book was really good overall and showed the hardships of leaving your family to move to another country and having an outburst about where your home is. I would recommend this book for ages nine to fourteen and for readers who like to learn about different cultures. I will keep on re-reading this book!

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Author Alexis Castellanos
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 15-Mar-2022
ISBN 9781534469242
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Issue May 2022
Category Tweens