- US Edition
Any Day With You
A heartwarming novel which explores the magic of creativity, the power of folklore, and the complexity and joys of family love.
Twelve-year-old Kaia and her family live near the beach in Los Angeles and the fun of summer—and movie making—is all around them. Kaia loves turning her friends into magical creatures with special effects makeup. Kaia’s very close to her Filipino great-grandfather, who has lived with her family her whole life. But when he decides to return to his homeland, Kaia’s got to find a way to change his mind. Kaia and her friends are making a short film to enter in the Beach Season film contest, which inspires Kaia’s secret, a plan that will convince her great-grandfather to stay.
World English Language: Wendy Lamb Books, Random House (Summer 2020)
Named to Oklahoma Children’s 2022 Sequoyah Masterlist
Penn Graduate School of Education: Best Books of 2020
New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2020
School Library Journal’s best reads list for Summer 2020
“This tender #OwnVoices tale that is a must-purchase for all school and public library collections.”
Starred review from School Library Journal
“An authentic, gentle tale of family and the meaning of home… a must purchase.”