Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Publisher: Levine Querido
Pages: 256 pages
Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Sports
Diversity tags: Own Voices Chinese American and Mexican American
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…
About The Author
Donna grew up in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. As a child, rather than dealing with the regular dust devils, she preferred spending recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling dial-a-story over and over again, and sneaking into a restricted cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using the crumbling headstones as inspiration.
Donna’s Middle Grade and Picture Books are about kids who find themselves in odd or scary situations. From language to cultural differences in being biracial life can become…complicated. So like Donna, characters tackle more than just the bizarre things that happen to them in their lives.
Donna likes to write about all things funny, but also sad, and creepy, and magical. If you like those things, she hopes you will read her books!
Donna lives in Washington State with her family, three dogs and two frogs.
About the Tour
This tour is open for book bloggers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to both US-based and International readers, with priority given to those who identify as Chinese American or/and Mexican American. The official hashtag for the tour will be #LupeWongOnTour .
The tour will run from September 8th to September 14th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.
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