"I wish I had this book when I was a kid."
—Where the Reader Grows
A heartwarming story about the joys of multicultural families and being mixed race. One Hundred Percent Me takes readers (ages 4 to 8) along as a young girl explores her unique identity.
As a little girl moves through daily life in the big city, she hears some people say she looks more like her Puerto Rican dad, while others claim she takes after her Filipina mom. Should she favor one identity over the other? No! In fact, honoring every facet of her identity equally becomes her favorite affirmation. This beautifully illustrated book about celebrating differences, claiming our belonging, and acknowledging our heritage encourages all readers to embrace the fact that we are all 100% ourselves.
The Hour of Daydreams
"Unclassifiable—fable critique, love story, dreamworld, myth, and social realism push at the edges of this suspenseful and profoundly intelligent work."
–Madeleine Thien, New American Voices Award judge
In this contemporary reimagining of a Filipino folktale, Manolo Lualhati, a respected doctor in the Philippine countryside, believes his wife hides a secret. Prior to their marriage, he spied her wearing wings and flying to the stars each evening. As Tala tries to keep her past from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories. The Hour of Daydreams weaves in the perspectives of Tala's siblings, her new in-laws, and the all-seeing housekeeper while exploring trust, identity, and how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths. Find it on: GoodReads