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“Lou’s story gives voice to Filipino youth…” –Kirkus Reviews

The House That Lou Built

Written by Mae Respicio
Published by Wendy Lamb Press

Lou Bulosan-Nelson has the ultimate summer DIY project. She’s going to build her own “tiny house,” 100 square feet all her own. She shares a room with her mom in her grandmother’s house, and longs for a place where she can escape her crazy but lovable extended Filipino family. Lou enjoys her woodshop class and creating projects, and she plans to build the house on land she inherited from her dad, who died before she was born. But then she finds out that the land may not be hers for much longer. Lou discovers it’s not easy to save her land, or to build a house. But she won’t give up; with the help of friends and relatives, her dream begins to take shape, and she learns the deeper meaning of home and family.

Primary ISBN: 9781524717940

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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