University Bookstore Presents Terry Catasus and Raul Colon

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 11:30am
4326 Univesrity Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The Little House of Hope (Neal Porter Books)

June 26, 2022 at 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Free but RSVP Required

University Book Store is excited to present Terry Catasús Jennings and Raúl Colón for the virtual launch of their latest book, The Little House of Hope. This is a free, virtual event with registration required through the link provided. You will receive your meeting link and reminders from Zoom when you register. If you do not receive your Zoom link by the day of the event or have any other questions, please email: events@ubookstore.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

About The Little House of Hope:

When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they rent a little house, una casita. It may be small, but they soon prove that there’s room enough to share with a whole community.

“It was a little house. Una casita . . .
It was small.
It smelled like old wet socks. . .
But even though they were far from home,
The family was together.”

As Esperanza and her family settle into their new house, they all do their part to make it a home. When other immigrant families need a place to stay, it seems only natural for the family in la casita to help. Together they turn the house into a place where other new immigrants can help one another. Esperanza is always the first to welcome them to la casita. It’s a safe place in a new land.

Terry Catasus Jennings first came from Cuba to the U.S. in 1961, when she was twelve years old. With The Little House of Hope, she tells an inspiring, semi-autobiographical story of how immigrants can help each other find their footing in a new country.

Terry Catasús Jenning

Terry Catasús Jennings and her family emigrated from Cuba in 1961. The Little House of Hope is inspired by her own experience. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Newsday, and Ranger Rick. She is also an active member of The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, and SCBWI. Terry lives with her husband in Northern Virginia.

Raúl Colón

Raúl Colón is the recipient of the 2021 Eric Carle Honor. He is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including The Little House of Hope. He lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

The Little House of Hope By Terry Catasús Jennings, Raúl Colón (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 14th, 2022