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ISLA TO ISLAND

March 2022, Atheneum/S&S, 192 pp

A wordless middle grade graphic novel following a girl growing up in 1960s Cuba and New York City.

Marisol loves her colorful island. Cuba is vibrant with flowers and food and people… but things are changing. The home Marisol loves is no longer safe—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.


Marietta Zacker


Graphic Novel

Middle Grade


Diverse

Family

Historical

Immigration


Audio

Dramatic

Translation