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“Debut author Sterling blends Filipino traditions with popular U.S. summer activities, creating a tender story celebrating culture shared between generations.”
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

When Lola Visits

Written by Michelle Sterling
Illustrated by Aaron Asis
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

For one young girl, summer is the season of no school, of days spent at the pool, and of picking golden limes off the trees. But summer doesn’t start until her lola—her grandmother from the Philippines—comes for her annual visit.

Summer is special. For her lola fills the house with the aroma of mango jam, funny stories of baking mishaps, and her quiet sweet singing in Tagalog. And in turn, her granddaughter brings Lola to the beach, to view fireworks at the park, and to catch fish at their lake.

When Lola visits, the whole family gathers to cook and eat and share in their happiness of another season spent together. Yet as summer transitions to fall, her lola must return home—but not without a surprise for her granddaughter to preserve their special summer a bit longer.

Primary ISBN: 9780062972859

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation

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