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Reading and Book Signing with Junot Diaz author of Islandborn

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00 pm doors open 7:00 pm bilingual reading and book signing program Centennial Hall, Main Library 5 Washington Street, Newark

Join us for a free family reading event!  Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz will be reading and signing his new children’s book Islandborn (Lola in español), with illustrations by Leo Espinosa.

Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. 
Hers was a school of faraway places.

Hear how Lola drew on the memories of her family to draw a picture of the island where she was born.

  • Any child attending this program will receive a free book in English or Spanish, while supplies last.
  • Todo niño que asista a este programa recibirá un libro gratis en inglés o español, hasta que se agoten las copias disponibles.
  • Additional copies of the book will be available for $12.
  • Habrá copias adicionales del libro a la venta por $12.
  • Free parking will be available at the Essex County Parking Deck on Bridge Street, between McCarter Highway (NJ Route 21) and Broad Street, from 3:00 – 10:30 pm. All cars must exit the lot no later than 10:30 pm. Many thanks to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the Essex County Improvement Authority for making free parking available.
  • Habrá estacionamiento gratis en el Essex County Parking Deck, ubicado en Bridge Street, entre McCarter Highway (Ruta 21) y Broad Street, de 3:00 a 10:30 PM. Todos los carros deben salir del lote a más tardar a las 10:30 PM. Muchas gracias al Ejecutivo del Condado de Essex, Joseph DiVincenzo, y a la Autoridad de Mejoras del Condado de Essex por proporcionar estacionamiento gratis.

Register online at https://npl.org/junot-diaz/.


April 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Newark Public Library, Main Library, 2nd fl. Reading Room
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ Newark, NJ Patch United States
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