Type: Books

New York Public Library's best books for kids: Wepa

This bilingual picture book helps children with self-acceptance, supportive relationships, and emotional expression.

Her mom thinks she is too messy; her teachers think she is too loud. But Abuela says that’s nonsense. Mia Emilia Lucia Renata simply has too much wepa! In this case, wepa is a metaphor for Mia’s fire, energy, and excitement, or what is better known medically as ADHD. Like ADHD, Mia is often misunderstood and is encouraged to tame her personality. Mia tries to bottle up her wepa, but no matter how hard she tries, she can’t contain it. Finally, with a bit of inspiration from Abuela and her friends, Mia discovers the perfect place to express her wepa. A place where her wepa is celebrated and isn’t too much.

Author: J de laVega
Illustrator: J de laVega
Retail: $19.99 USD (hardcover book)
Dimensions: 9" x 11"

Weight: 1.10 lbs
Ages: 4-8

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