Journey back to ‘The Island’ in ‘Islandborn’ reading

Enjoy a book reading of “Islandborn” on April 13 at the United Palace Theater.

Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz reads and signs his debut children’s picture book with a question and answer to follow.

The story explores diversity and imagination through the eyes of young protagonist Lola. After her teacher asks students to draw a picture of the places where their families immigrated from, Lola struggles to remember the island that she left when she was just a baby. With help from family, friends, and imagination, Lola takes an extraordinary journey back to The Island.

Book signing, April 13 at 5:30 pm. Admission: $25 includes a copy of the book, $15 does not. $5 children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older (does not include book).

The United Palace Theater (4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights,