Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel /Si Lakas at Ang Makibaka Hotel

Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel /Si Lakas at Ang Makibaka Hotel

By Anthony D. Robles; Carl Angel (Illustrator); Eloisa D. de Jesus (Translator)

Children's Book Press (CA), Hardcover, 9780892392131, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2006

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 Author
Anthony D. Robles's poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines. Lakas and the Manilatown Fish is his first children's book. He lives in San Francisco.

Angel is a Filipino American who grew up in Honolulu. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.