Posts Tagged ‘Islandborn’

Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “I am pastelito con salchipapa.” The MacArthur Fellow and Pultizer Prize-winning writer almost got usurped by the beginners. Before Junot Díaz took to the stage at the United Palace this past Fri., Apr. 13th, a few young poets took to the mic and shared original verses. Those on and off the […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – “MA-Tell” me about it

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – “MA-Tell” me about it

Here they go again. This week the Latinos Out Loud crew chop it up about the Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll, Barbara Streisand’s cloned dog, Amazon’s Alexa totally eerie spontaneous laughter for no reason and so much more. This week’s special guest is Afro-Latina Comedienne, X-Mayo. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Bunny Talk on Necker Island

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Bunny Talk on Necker Island

The hilarity continues on the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast. The crew chops it up about trips to the Dominican Republic, the rapper Bad Bunny, the Bermuda Triangle and burger flipping robots. The special guest this week is, drum roll please, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Dominican superhero, Junot Díaz. We invite […]


04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

04/13/18:  Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited—except Lola. […]


Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

By ALEXANDRA ALTER By his own admission, the novelist Junot Díaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. Over the past two-plus decades, he has published just three books: two short-story collections and his 2007 novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He once spent about five […]

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