Featured books by Carl Angel

Books illustrated by Carl Angel

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

By: Anthony Robles
Illustrated by: Carl Angel
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

This engaging story of how one community comes together to save their home is told in English and in Tagalog. Bright illustrations help move the story of successful resistance along while conveying a bit of Filipino history and culture.
Country of origin: Philippines
 

Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee

By: Marissa Moss
Illustrated by: Carl Angel
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

The true story of one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the U.S. Air Force during World War II, is told as though by Maggie Gee herself. Her dream of flying became reality because of a dream and determination. An author's note provides a short glimpse into where and what the actual Maggie Gee does today as well as period photographs.

Xochitl and the Flowers

By: Jorge Argueta
Illustrated by: Carl Angel
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Product Description: Though Xochitl and her family have put down new roots in the United States, Xochitl still misses the garden and flower shop they left behind in El Salvador. But when Xochitl's family decides to start a nursery and sell their flowers on the street, the sense of community they find makes them feel connected to their neighbors, and their decision to start a nursery and flower shop in their backyard helps the Flores family finally feels at home in its adopted country.

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