Lou Bulosan-Nelson is going to build her dream. She shares a room with her mom in her grandmother's house in San Francisco and longs for a place of her own, where she can escape her lovable but large Filipino family. Her solution? A tiny house--one hundred square feet all to herself--that she'll construct on land inherited from her dad.
Then Lou discovers that it's not so easy to build a house, not when her beautiful land may not be hers for much longer and her mom may want to move them out of state. But she won't give up on her dream, and her friends and family won't give up either.
"If this book were a house, the rooms would be filled with warmth, family, and friendship." --Newbery Medal-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly
"Equal parts girl-heart, muscle, and know-how for today's reader. Endearing to the end." --Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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If people were houses, Lola Celina, my grandmother, would be a hot-pink Painted Lady—one of those fancy San Francisco Victorians tourists love, with intricate stained glass that casts rainbows onto the sidewalks. She’s colorful. Right now, we’re strutting around the living room in summery folk-dance dresses. Mine’s bright yellow. It feels light and airy, and when I’m jumping around in it I wish I could fly.
Excerpted from "The House That Lou Built"
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