Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel by Anthony Robles, illustrated by Carl Angel

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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Filed under ..Children/Picture Books, .Fiction, Filipino/a American, Southeast Asian American

One response to “Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel by Anthony Robles, illustrated by Carl Angel

  1. Makibaka means ‘struggle’ . I didn’t know this word before. Thanks for updating this.

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