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The House That Lou Built

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.

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"When Lou’s mother receives a job offer in Washington State, Lou hopes to persuade her to stay by building the house quickly. She rallies her friends and shop teacher to help, but when back taxes threaten to take the land away, the pressure mounts. In her debut novel, Respicio organically weaves details of Filipino culture into the narrative. Lou, with her devotion to her dream for more independence, is a sympathetic character, and her relationship with her family is the heart of this warm exploration of what home truly means." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 13
Author Mae Respicio
ISBN 1524717975
Publication Date Jun 12, 2018
Publisher Wendy Lamb Books
Language English