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Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel by Anthony Robles, illustrated by Carl Angel [in Christian Science Monitor]

Lakas and the Makibaka HotelMakibaka means ‘struggle’ – the struggle of Filipino Americans who survived great hardships to become Americans. Young Lakas inspires the inhabitants of the Makibaka Hotel to fight the building owner’s attempts to force the tenants from their home.

Reviews: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, some new and notable books,” Christian Science Monitor, May 23, 2006

“In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: A Literary Survey,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2006

Readers: Children

Published: 2006


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