|Little house of hope|
Author: Jennings, Terry Catasus
When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they buy a little house, una casita. It may be small, but they soon prove that there's room enough to share with a whole community.
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/22)
The Hornbook (00/07/22)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/01/2022 The house may be small and rickety, but Esperanza and her family are happy to be living in the casita, because they are together and safe. Now far from their old home of Cuba, the casita is where they'll make their new home in the U.S. As family and friends also begin arriving to the U.S. in search of a place to go, Esperanza’s family opens the casita’s doors to those that need help, and soon the small house becomes a lively and bustling home for many. Award-winning Colón uses a mixed medium of colored pencils and watercolor to create his distinct artwork that is rich in color and texture and beautifully encapsulates the warmth the casita provides. Jennings’ semiautobiographical story portrays the immigrant experience in several different ways, but everyone’s story is connected through their shared hopes, aspirations, and determination, all of which will be relatable to readers who have gone through a similar experience when immigrating to the U.S. A valuable story about the importance of generosity and community. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.