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“Higuera’s debut is a home run, with a plot as multifaceted and compelling as her characters, whose nuanced voices and varied range of interests ring wholly true.”
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

Lupe Wong No Baila

Written by Donna Barba Higuera
Published by Levine Querido

¿No te gustaría leer un libro que comenzara así?

Lupe Wong quiere ser la primera mujer lanzadora en las Grandes Ligas. Durante toda su infancia, ha defendido diversas causas. Algunas, dignas . . . como la expansión de las opciones de raza en los exámenes escolares. Otras, menos dignas . . . como quejarse al canal BBC sobre la duración entre temporadas de Doctor Who.

Lupe necesita una A en todas las clases para conocer a su lanzador favorito, Fu Li Hernández, un mexi-chino como ella. ¿Qué pasa cuando el baile de country llega al gimnasio? Lupe no se quedará con los brazos cruzados.

No es para nada habitual que el debut de un libro presente a un personaje tan memorable, y con tanto humor e inteligencia emocional, come Lupe. Hasta los fanáticos del baile de country estarán de acuerdo . . .

Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues.

She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy, like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much, like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.

Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who’s Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she’s not gonna let that slide.

Not since Millicent Min, Girl Genius has a debut novel introduced a character so memorably, with such humor and emotional insight. Even square-dancing fans will agree.

Primary ISBN: 9781646140329
Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

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