Freddie vs. The Family Curse
In this thrilling and hilarious middle grade adventure, a young Filipino-American boy must team up with his ancestor to break the curse that’s haunted their family for generations. . . or be trapped in an amulet forever.
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 3, 2022
“This book has it all—rich folklore, thrilling adventure, and hilarity. You’ll be cheering for Freddie from beginning to end.”--Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe and Lalani of the Distant Sea
"Tracy Badua’s Freddie vs. The Family Curse has the perfect combination of laugh-so-hard-you-snort hilarity and get-you-in-the-feels family story that’ll stick with you long after the last page. Come for the suspenseful pacing and cringey comedic episodes, but it’s the authentic and spunky cast of characters who will steal your heart."--Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
"Equal parts heartwarming and laugh-out-loud-funny, Freddie vs. The Family Curse will have readers breakdancing with delight . . . and checking for toilet paper stuck to their shoes. I loved it!”--Alyssa Colman, author of The Gilded Girl
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Tracy Badua is a Filipino American author of books full of humor, magic, and young people with sunny hearts in a sometimes stormy world. By day, she is an attorney who works in national policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family time, and bites of her secret candy stash. She lives in San Diego, California, with her family and photogenic Maltese. She is—thus far—uncursed.
Tags: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Fantasy, BIPOC