Terry Catasús Jennings

To turn a shabby little house into a welcoming home, all it takes is a big-hearted family eager to help others. . . and a little hope. La casita offers a home for those who don’t have anywhere to go. It’s a safe place in a new land, and Esperanza is always the first to welcome them. An inspiring, semi-autobiographical story of how immigrants can help each other find their footing in a new country, accompanied by the rich and vivid illustrations of award-winning artist Raúl Colón. 

"This book reflects the stories of many a refugee family and humanizes a group of people often othered. In an age-appropriate way, it touches on the complicated reasons people leave their homes." -- Kirkus

"A valuable story about the importance of generosity and community." -- Booklist

"An absolute heartwarming read that feels like a warm embrace!" - Payal Doshi Author Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

"A great selection that honestly presents the hardships and the victories of families workinghard for a bright future. --Selenia Paz SLJ

​"A “little house” is at the center of this story about generosity among members of an extended immigrant family and the stability they provide for one another. - Leticia Terrones Horn Book

"There’s just the right amount of detail to the reasons as to why people immigrate. It is perfect for growing empathy in children. We sense through Esperanza’s eyes the beauty of the home they left behind, and also the bravery it takes to work towards something else." - KatieFischerWrites.com


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