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Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel

By Anthony Robles
Illustrated by Carl Angel

Hardcover: out of stock

Paperback: $9.95

Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!
Struggle! Don't be afraid!


When Lakas strolls through his neighborhood one sunny afternoon, the last thing he expects to find is a group of drum-beating, tap-dancing, karaoke-singing new friends. But these new friends face a crisis: the Makibaka Hotel, where they make their home, is about to be sold. They must pack their belongings and leave their home in thirty days. Unless....

Lakas soon leads his new friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando the Karaoke King in a rollicking protest against their eviction. Before long the streets of the neighborhood reverberate with the taps, raps, and chants of Makibaka-of struggle, spirit, and laughter.

Carl Angel's vivid paintings sparkle with the rhythm of the city in this second bilingual collaboration with poet and author Anthony D. Robles. Join them and Lakas on this new adventure, which transforms one community's struggle into a celebration of activism, spirit, and song.
 

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Anthony Robles - Author

is a poet and activist born and raised in San Francisco. His poetry has appeared in many journals and magazines, including Pinoy Poetics and The Asian Pacific American Journal. He is the author of Lakas and the Manilatown Fish and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel.

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is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer whose work has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawai'i. A Filipino American who grew up in Honolulu, Carl lives in San Leandro, California. He is the illustrator of several books, including Willie Wins, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9780892392131

Paperback: 9780892394111

Guided Reading:

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Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 3

Themes

Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Neighbors, Music, Immigration, Friendship, Cultural Diversity, Conflict resolution, Bilingual, Asian/Asian American Interest, Poverty, Empathy/Compassion, Leadership, Optimism/Enthusiasm, People In Motion, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Pride, California, Collaboration, Courage, Home, Kindness/Caring, Protest

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