Coming to BookPeople in April: Junot Díaz with new children’s book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz will be coming to BookPeople April 4.

Junot Diaz

The author of acclaimed books “This is How You Lose Her,”  “Drown” and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” is releasing a children’s book “Islandborn!”  ($17.99, Dial Books) The book tells the story of Lola, who is growing up in place where everyone is from somewhere else. Her teacher asks her class to write about the place that their families came from. Lola can’t remember. She leaves it to her imagination.

The event it free, but you have to get a ticket in advance to get into the signing line, and you have to purchase an “Islandborn” book at BookPeople to get it signed.

“Islandborn” reading and signing

6:30 p.m. April 4

BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.


Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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