FEATURE ✨ “One of our favorite middle grade books this year!!!” —@averyandaugustine.
Twelve-year-old Lou Bulosan-Nelson has a dream — to build a house of her own. Not just any house — a 100-square-foot tiny house. A “just right” space to get away to when she’s in need of some peace and quiet. Lou’s hopeful plans are to build her house on some land inherited from her dad. It’s not long, though, before she and her carefully-drafted blueprints run into a couple of obstacles. It’s time to “seize the day” (one of Lou’s favorite mottos) and make things happen!
This book means so much to me. It means so much to welcome another Filipino American voice to #kidlit, and a character whose experiences are similar to my own — the language, culture, hospitality, community and loud, boisterous togetherness — it’s all there. Mae Respicio’s writing is fresh and funny with beautiful moments that will resonate with all readers about family, friends, and the intangible things that make a house a home. I hope you’ll welcome this story into your heart as I have and I hope you’ll love getting to know creative, resourceful, observant and lovable Lou.
Thanks for letting us share @averyandaugustine. Swipe to see part two of the #kidlitpicks_middlegrade round-up, including some spooky stories for Halloween! Have a great one!! Recommendations by @because.my.mother.read, @childrenofbooks, @spiky_penelope, @littlelightofminelibrary, @livingbythepagewithnatalie, @curiouslittlepeople, @readingisourthing, and @bookbloom - our ⭐️ host this month. For the complete list, check out the tag #kidlitpicks_middlegrade