Makeda Makes a Home for Subway (I Can Read Level 2) (Paperback)

Makeda Makes a Home for Subway (I Can Read Level 2) By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Lydia Mba (Illustrator) Cover Image

Makeda Makes a Home for Subway (I Can Read Level 2) (Paperback)


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The second title in a delightful new Level 2 I Can Read! series from acclaimed author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and illustrator Lydia Mba, starring Makeda, an exuberant seven-year-old "maker" and problem solver who loves to create.

Perfect for readers who love Rosie Revere, Engineer and Reina Ramos Works It Out.

Makeda is excited to bring Subway, the class guinea pig, home for the weekend. But Subway seems S-A-D—so Makeda and her friend Glory decide to make him an F-U-N new cage to cheer him up. But what if what is fun for Makeda is not fun for Subway? 

This Level 2 I Can Read! book features an engaging story, longer sentences, and language play perfect for developing readers.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of several picture books, including Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, as well as middle grade novels such as Operation Sisterhood. She is also the coauthor of the Two Naomis series. Olugbemisola lives in New York with her family. Visit her online at

Lydia Mba is an Afro-Spanish illustrator with roots in Equatorial Guinea and Spain. Drawing from her heritage, she creates work that is a vibrant tapestry of colors and stories celebrating diversity. Lydia brings to life enchanting worlds and endearing characters in her illustrations, captivating readers of all ages through her books for children. Visit her online at

Product Details ISBN: 9780063217287
ISBN-10: 0063217287
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Can Read Level 2

PRAISE FOR Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat: “An inclusive early reader that celebrates dialogue about individual differences.”  — School Library Journal