Children's character Archie Architecture shares his love of Chicago, its architecture, and its people--in this special ode to his hometown. His persona shines through as he details in poetic fashion the things that he loves most about his Chicago. Readers will soon realize that while he has a special love of buildings, his bigger passion is possibly the people who live and work inside of those buildings. It is a depiction of his city through his young eyes. An urban landscape described by this junior Chicago denizen.

The Chicago Tribune's columnist Mary Schmich called the book "a terrific concept", and poet Danielle Chapman (Harvard Review, The New Yorker, etc.) said, "Chicago kids are in need of a well-written book that describes an urban environment, and [Ms. Sandoval's] ardor for the topic comes through in a way that's subtle and yet passionate."

The book is currently available as a free e-book download on iTunes/iBookstore and the hard copy book will be available soon! It is currently in circulation at the Chicago Public Library (Harold Washington Library downtown) and at the Whittier Public Library (in Whittier, CA).

Check back soon for book-related lesson plans!

Questions? Send an email to ArchieFromChicago@gmail.com