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Candlewick Press (MA)

Mi Casa Is My Home

Mi Casa Is My Home

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Lucia invites you to visit her bustling casa and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a charming Spanglish celebration of family life.

Este es el ba o . . . It's where I shave my barba con Abuelo.

Bienvenidos to Luc a's home. Luc a lives in her casa with her big, loud, beautiful familia, and she's going to show you around From la puerta, where Abuela likes to wave to the neighbors and wait for packages from Puerto Rico or Spain, to la cocina, where Luc a watches her Mam turn empty pots into soups and arroces, to el patio, where Lucia and her cousins (and her cousin's cousins ) put on magic shows, Luc a loves her busy and cozy casa. With warmth and joy, author Laurenne Sala and illustrator Zara Gonz lez Hoang celebrate home in this bilingual picture book that feels like an abrazo from your most favorite people, your familia.

Author: Laurenne Sala
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 08/19/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.30w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781536209433
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2021
Booklist 08/01/2021 pg. 61
Publishers Weekly 08/30/2021
School Library Journal 08/13/2021 pg. 1

About the Author
Laurenne Sala is a children's books author, storyteller, and poet. Her picture books include You Made Me a Mother, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and You Made Me a Dad, illustrated by Mike Malbrough. Laurenne Sala lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.

Zara González Hoang is a children's author and illustrator. She's the creator of the picture book A New Kind of Wild and also illustrated the picture book Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal. About Mi Casa Is My Home, she says, "Drawing Lucía's casa was like drawing my childhood--full of family, fiestas, and food!" Zara González Hoang lives with her family outside of Washington, DC.
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