StoryMakers with Terry Catasús Jennings LITTLE HOUSE OF HOPE/LA CASITA DE ESPERANZA
Join Terry Catasús Jennings, author of THE LITTLE HOUSE OF HOPE/LA CASITA DE ESPERANZA (illustrated by Raúl Colón), for StoryMakers as she shares the backstory to this semi-autobiographical picture book about immigration, belonging, and what makes a house a home.
About the Book
When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they rent a little house, una casita. It may be small, but they soon prove that there’s room enough to share with a whole community.“It was a little house. Una casita . . . It was small. It smelled like old wet socks. . . But even though they were far from home, The family was together.”As Esperanza and her family settle into their new house, they all do their part to make it a home. When other immigrant families need a place to stay, it seems only natural for the family in la casita to help. Together they turn the house into a place where other new immigrants can help one another. Esperanza is always the first to welcome them to la casita. It’s a safe place in a new land.Terry Catasus Jennings first came from Cuba to the U.S. in 1961, when she was twelve years old. With The Little House of Hope, she tells an inspiring, semi-autobiographical story of how immigrants can help each other find their footing in a new country.A Spanish edition, La Casita de Esperanza, will be released simultaneously.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About Terry Catasús Jennings
Born in Havana Cuba, Terry Catasús Jennings is an award-winning author of children’s fiction, non-fiction and fact-based fiction. She writes for various educational outlets, including the Smithsonian’s Science and Technology for Children series. Terry grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Richmond in Math and Physics. She furthered her writing craft with individual courses and workshops. When Terry is not writing, she likes to read, bike, travel, watch sunsets, and learn cool stuff! She resides in Reston Virginia.
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