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Tour Schedule: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for an amazing middle grade story: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera.

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International and Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Lupe Wong Won’t Dance.

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

Links: Goodreads | Amazon |

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…

Featured Voice

Everywhere Book Fest » Donna Barba Higuera

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. 


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Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 


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