The House That Lou Built

The House That Lou Built

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 extended Filipino family. Lou has a talent for woodshop class and creating projects, and plans to build a tiny house, 100 square feet, all her own, on land that she inherited Lou Bulosan-Nelson is going to build her dream. She shares a room with her mom in her grandmother's house in San Francisco...

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Title:The House That Lou Built
Author:Mae Respicio
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The House That Lou Built Reviews

  • Melissa Sarno
    May 19, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

  • Lorie Barber
    Jun 01, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

  • Barbara
    Jul 02, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

  • Laurie
    Feb 15, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

  • Laurie
    May 29, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

  • Richie Partington
    Jul 24, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Jun 24, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 26, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

  • Tracy
    Jan 08, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

  • Laura Mossa
    Jun 10, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

  • Angel
    Dec 04, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Jun 30, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 18, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

  • Marie Cruz
    Nov 01, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

  • Michelle Kidwell
    Jun 14, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

  • Susan
    Aug 06, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

  • lisa
    Jul 19, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

    I was deeply moved by this book and especially enjoyed the focus on creativity! I think that students/readers will be inspired by a strong female main character, one who is original, artistic, and full of ideas. (And, quite refreshingly, when her ideas did not pan out she found her own...

    The House that Lou Built is about a spirited young girl determined to build her own tiny house. Lou is half-Filipina, living in a wonderful community that embraces their culture to the fullest. She is pretty happy young girl, until her mother is offered a job in another state. Lou does...

    This was a wonderful story about persistence and family. Lou is a Filipino/American girl within a tight family unit facing the possibility of a move that would create geographical distance from her family. She struggles with not only the separation of family and friends, but from the l...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    A sweet story about a little girl fighting to keep her land bequeathed to her by her late father, and her dream to build a tiny house on it. The best part of this book is that it was Filipino all the way. Tons of talk about balakbayans, turon, lola wisdom, and tinikling dancing. (Which...

  • Sara Daugherty
    Jun 27, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

    I was deeply moved by this book and especially enjoyed the focus on creativity! I think that students/readers will be inspired by a strong female main character, one who is original, artistic, and full of ideas. (And, quite refreshingly, when her ideas did not pan out she found her own...

    The House that Lou Built is about a spirited young girl determined to build her own tiny house. Lou is half-Filipina, living in a wonderful community that embraces their culture to the fullest. She is pretty happy young girl, until her mother is offered a job in another state. Lou does...

    This was a wonderful story about persistence and family. Lou is a Filipino/American girl within a tight family unit facing the possibility of a move that would create geographical distance from her family. She struggles with not only the separation of family and friends, but from the l...

  • Afoma Umesi
    May 31, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

  • Shaye Miller
    Jun 18, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

  • Jessica Bayliss
    May 09, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

  • Lesley
    Jul 30, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

  • Melissa
    Feb 09, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

  • Melissa Jung
    Jul 04, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

  • Cat
    Jun 25, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

  • Diane Magras
    Aug 05, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

  • Katherine
    Apr 17, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

    I was deeply moved by this book and especially enjoyed the focus on creativity! I think that students/readers will be inspired by a strong female main character, one who is original, artistic, and full of ideas. (And, quite refreshingly, when her ideas did not pan out she found her own...

    The House that Lou Built is about a spirited young girl determined to build her own tiny house. Lou is half-Filipina, living in a wonderful community that embraces their culture to the fullest. She is pretty happy young girl, until her mother is offered a job in another state. Lou does...

  • Kristin Crouch
    Mar 15, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

  • Jane
    Jul 22, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

    I was deeply moved by this book and especially enjoyed the focus on creativity! I think that students/readers will be inspired by a strong female main character, one who is original, artistic, and full of ideas. (And, quite refreshingly, when her ideas did not pan out she found her own...

    The House that Lou Built is about a spirited young girl determined to build her own tiny house. Lou is half-Filipina, living in a wonderful community that embraces their culture to the fullest. She is pretty happy young girl, until her mother is offered a job in another state. Lou does...

    This was a wonderful story about persistence and family. Lou is a Filipino/American girl within a tight family unit facing the possibility of a move that would create geographical distance from her family. She struggles with not only the separation of family and friends, but from the l...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

  • Tyler Ward
    Apr 10, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Lou lives with her mother and grandmother in San Francisco. Her father died before she was born, and her grandfather passed away a few years ago, but she has a large, supportive extended family and many friends. Her mother is training to be a registered nurs...

    I received an advanced copy of The House That Lou built, thanks to Random House Kids books. I read it in a day and I absolutely loved it. Lou?s story is strikingly original, as is she. She is resilient, persistent, and real, making mistakes and learning from them. I couldn?t th...

    I read the arc and absolutely loved it. It?s a book every Filipino American kid can relate to and a story every American will enjoy. :) ...

    It is wonderful to find middle grade novels in which female protagonists aren't boy crazy or preoccupied with their appearance. While a case could be made that these concerns are part of coming of age and being in the middle grades, a steady diet of books that tackle those issues can g...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out...

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy of this book! Lou is a middle grader with a knack for building. She excels at her woodwork classes and has dreams of building her own tiny house. Especially because she currently lives with her mother in her grandmother?s house and b...

    I was thrilled to get my hands on this darling book the day it was released. Lou is a 7th grader who is half-Filipino and half-Caucasian. She lost her father when she was just a baby, but she has an extremely supportive family living in close proximity. Because her mother is struggling...

    The excerpt I read sounds intriguing. Then I read some reviews of the book on various sites. Still sounds like a good read. I would think 5th to 8th grader might enjoy this story. Some may well be puzzled as so many schools have discontinued shop classes. Liability must be pretty high ...

    Lou Bulosan-Nelson is not your typical 12-year old. This Filipina- American girl has spirit, intelligence and perseverance. Equipped with power tools, goggles and her blueprints, Lou is determined to build her very own tiny house on the land that her dad left for her. She shares a room...

    Though I was interested in the subject matter of this book, the writing style fell flat for me almost immediately. The text is easy to read, but it's almost too straightforward, without the warmth and humor that work best for middle grade protagonists. I stuck with it for about 25 page...

    I loved Lou and her tiny house dreams. The friends and family in her life made me so happy. What a lovely, heartwarming book. ...

    So sweet, so wholesome, and I think the first book I've read with a Filipino-American family. A read that will make your heart happy. Middle school teachers, add this to your library! ...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. There is so much to celebrate in THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT. I know that my girl-power-loving second grader will love reading a book about a strong, smart, independent young girl who can br...

    Such a fun MG with a spirited protagonist. Lou wants nothing more than to build a tiny house on land left to her by the father who died before she was born, but when she learns that she and her mom may need to move out of state, she faces the reality that she might have to leave that d...

    Interest Level: 3-6 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out t...

    This book made me cry before I'd even finished the first chapter. Lou exists in a very different context than I did as a young girl, but so many of the little touchstones in her life--Filipino food, family friends, working out her identity as a biracial Filipina-American girl--are ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio, Wendy Lamb Books, June 2018, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-1794-0 ?Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing that you can always count on me, for sure That?s what friends are for? -- Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager (1982)...

    Thank you to Mae Respicio for sharing an ARC of The House That Lou Built with #collabookation. There's a saying, ?There are only two lasting things we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.? Well, Mae Respicio has given her main character, Lucinda (Lou) ...

    A very special thanks to author Mae Respicio for sending an ARC of The House That Lou Built to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. Having her own room would be awesome-sauce. Living in San Francisco, Lou shares a bedroom with her mother and lives in her grandmother Lo...

    Within the first pages, we meet a girl from a big Filipino-American family who prefers power saws to dresses and is an ingenious inventor and architect. The author quickly puts us into her world, one in which she must share a bedroom with her mother (they have no other place to live bu...

    The House that Lou Built By Mae Respicio @maerespicio Thank you to @kidlitexchange for making me aware of this book. All opinions are my own. Lou, who turns 13 in a few weeks, is part of a large, extended Filipino family in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her mom,...

    Current novels feature many strong female characters [http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/the-n...] but there are not many of Filipino characters, especially as main characters. Lucinda and her very large, very close family?Lola, her mother, and a variety of aunts, and cousins?all live...

    The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio Random House Children's Wendy Lamb Books Children's Fiction Pub Date 12 Jun 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The House that Lou Built through Random House Children's/Wendy Lamb Books and Netgalley: Lou Boulsan-Nelson has plans ...

    Thank you to the publisher for this ARC. The House That Lou Built was a sweet story about a 7th grade girl named Lou who dreams of building a tiny house on land her father left her. Lou is Filipina, and the author did a great job incorporating the culture into the story. Reading ab...

    As soon as I saw the charming cover, I was hooked. The story is quick and sweet. We follow Lou as she tries to figure out what home and family mean, while also fighting for the last link she has to her dad--a little plot of land. Lou's voice is charming and adorable throughout the ...

    I was deeply moved by this book and especially enjoyed the focus on creativity! I think that students/readers will be inspired by a strong female main character, one who is original, artistic, and full of ideas. (And, quite refreshingly, when her ideas did not pan out she found her own...