TREEHOUSE and the LA Public Library Present: Laurenne Sala and Zara González Hoang, creators of MI CASA IS MY HOME!: by Skylight Books

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Sep 19, 2021  |  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Virtual Event



*Join Skylight Treehouse and the LA Public Library virtually on Crowdcast for an interactive event celebrating Mi Casa Is My Home with author Laurenne Sala and illustrator Zara González Hoang!

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This is event is presented in partnership with Punk Rock Marthas!

Mi Casa Is My Home (Candlewick)

Este es el baño . . . It’s where I shave my barba con Abuelo.

Bienvenidos to Lucía’s home. Lucía lives in her casa with her big, loud, beautiful familia, and she’s going to show you around! From la puerta, where Abuela likes to wave to the neighbors and wait for packages from Puerto Rico or Spain, to la cocina, where Lucía watches her Mamá turn empty pots into soups and arroces, to el patio, where Lucia and her cousins (and her cousin’s cousins!) put on magic shows, Lucía loves her busy and cozy casa. With warmth and joy, author Laurenne Sala and illustrator Zara González Hoang celebrate home in this bilingual picture book that feels like an abrazo from your most favorite people, your familia.

Lucia invites you to visit her bustling casa and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a charming Spanglish celebration of family life.
Laurenne Sala is a children’s books author, storyteller, and poet. Her picture books include You Made Me a Mother, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and You Made Me a Dad, illustrated by Mike Malbrough. Laurenne Sala lives with her family in Los Angeles.

Zara González Hoang is a children’s author and illustrator. She’s the creator of the picture book A New Kind of Wild and also illustrated the picture book Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal. About Mi Casa Is My Home, she says, “Drawing Lucía's casa was like drawing my childhood—full of family, fiestas, and food!” Zara González Hoang lives with her family outside of Washington, DC.