Karen recently enjoyed by Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera, a funny children's story that any reader will get a kick out of.

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance is delightful and funny – I was listening in the car and found myself laughing out loud a number of times. She’s never one to back away from a cause, whether it’s big or small, so when sports-loving Lupe finds out the next unit in PE is square dancing, there’s no way she’s going to let that happen! You see, Lupe’s father had passed away a couple of years ago, and this year her uncle had promised her if she got all A’s he’d arrange a meeting for her with Fu Li Hernandez, her favourite major league pitcher, who’s Mexinese/Chinacan just like she is.  I have to admit I couldn’t quite identify with her feelings, since I hated sports and quite enjoyed square dancing, but that didn’t stop my admiration for her tenacity, spirit, and love for her friends and family and empathizing with the loss of her father.  The book accurately portrays the world of 12 year olds, with friends, frenemies, selfishness, and sticking up for each other.  I would suggest this book for any child in that age range, and also for the adults who know and love them!

Reserve it here in print, ebook, or audibook formats from the library's online catalogue here.

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