Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for How to Win a Slime War by Mae Respicio. The book cover was illustrated by Nicko Tumamak and designed by Katrina Damkoehler. The book will be released on September 14, 2021, from Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Kids. Pre-order the book here and add it on Goodreads!
When Alex Manalo moves to Sacramento, California, with his dad to take over Lolo and Lola’s Filipino market, he’s excited but nervous. Alex loves helping out at the store and wants to run his own business one day too. But his true passion? Making slime! His dad is pushing him to pursue more “well-rounded” hobbies, which Alex knows means sports. As the new soccer coach, Dad really wants Alex to join the team.
On the first day at his new middle school, Alex gets roped into selling his slime. But the girl who used to have a slime-opoly is mad, and doesn’t want Alex getting in on her territory. The only way to settle this situation? SLIME WAR! It will be a sticky race to the finish to see who oozes out on top.
How to Win a Slime War explores the fun and hard work of being an entrepreneur, navigating family and boyhood expectations, and discovering what it means to win.
Mae Respicio writes middle grade novels full of hope and heart. She’s the author of THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, which won an Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Honor award, was an NPR Best Book, and was named to many state reading and “best of” lists. Her most recent novel is ANY DAY WITH YOU, and her upcoming book is HOW TO WIN A SLIME WAR, out September 2021 from Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Kids. Mae lives with her husband, two children, two pet rats, and one rascally puppy in the suburban wild of Northern California. Learn more at www.maerespicio.com.