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Mae Respicio


About the Author

MAE RESPICIO’s debut novel is The House That Lou Built, which received the Asian/Pacific American Library Association Honor Award in Children’s Literature and was an NPR Best Book of the Year. Mae lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons. Like the main character in this book, she grew up hearing Filipino folktales and history from her family–though it wasn’t until much later that she learned to start asking questions. Find out more about her work at and follow her on Twitter (@maerespicio) and Instagram (@maerespiciobooks).

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