Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

About the Book

It’s five days before Christmas and the Vanderbeeker children should be dreaming about sugar plum and presents. But when their curmudgeonly landlord mysteriously refuses to renew their lease, the five siblings must find a way to change his mind before New Year’s. All they have to do is show him how wonderful they are, right? But as every well intentioned plan goes comically awry, their shenanigans only exasperate their landlord more. What the Vanderbeekers need now is a Christmas miracle.

Funny, heartfelt, and lively as any street in Harlem, this cozy family novel is about the connections we make and the unexpected twists and turns life can take.

About the Author

Karina Yan Glaser has had many jobs, including waitressing, community organizing, and teaching literacy in family homeless shelters. She is now a full-time writer, as well as a contributor to Book Riot. She lives in Harlem, New York City, with her husband, two daughters, and assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. This is her debut novel.