The Little House of Hope

The Little House of Hope

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When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they rent a little house, una casita. It may be small, but they soon prove that there's room enough to share with a whole community.

"It was a little house. Una casita . . .
It was small.
It smelled like old wet socks. . .
But even though they were far from home,
The family was together."

As Esperanza and her family settle into their new house, they all do their part to make it a home. When other immigrant families need a place to stay, it seems only natural for the family in la casita to help. Together they turn the house into a place where other new immigrants can help one another. Esperanza is always the first to welcome them to la casita. It's a safe place in a new land.

Terry Catasus Jennings first came from Cuba to the U.S. in 1961, when she was twelve years old. With The Little House of Hope, she tells an inspiring, semi-autobiographical story of how immigrants can help each other find their footing in a new country.

A Spanish edition, La Casita de Esperanza, will be released simultaneously.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Author: Terry Catasús Jennings
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 06/14/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.27w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780823447169
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 49
Publishers Weekly 06/27/2022