New Picture Book by Terry Farish Honors the Love between Brothers and the Sacrifices Made by Military Families

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#kidlit–In Luis
Paints the World
, from Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, author Terry
Farish
and illustrator Oliver
Dominguez
present a beautiful and moving story about a young boy
saying goodbye to his Army-bound brother, and documenting the world his
brother describes to him in murals. With vivid illustrations and lyrical
text that depict a community rich in culture, readers of all ages will
be engrossed.

Luis wishes Nico wasn’t leaving for the Army. To show Nico he doesn’t
need to go, Luis begins a mural on the alleyway wall. Their house, the
river, the Parque de las Ardillas—it’s the world, all right there. Won’t
Nico miss Mami’s sweet flan? What about their baseball games in the
street? But as Luis awaits his brother’s return from duty, his own world
expands as well, through swooping paint and the help of their bustling
Dominican neighborhood.

Travel the world with Nico this spring in this vibrant, poignant picture
book.

Visit www.lernerbooks.com
for free downloads!

About the Author
Terry
Farish
has been writing about refugees and immigrants for many
years, informed by her early work for the Red Cross in Vietnam. She is
also the author of Either
the Beginning or the End of the World
, and she lives in Kittery,
Maine.

About the Illustrator
Oliver
Dominguez
was born and raised in Miami. He has illustrated
multiple pictures books, including Miracle
Mud
. He lives in Florida with his wife, two dogs, and a
collection of unique hats. Visit him online at
cargocollective.com/oliverdominguez.

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Carolrhoda
Books
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, has been publishing award-winning, high-quality
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PUBLICATION DATE:
April 2016

$19.99 Library Bound
eBook Also Available
Ages 5–10
978-1-4677-5796-6
32
Pages ● 10 5/8 x 8 7/8

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