Lupe Wong won't dance

by Higuera, Donna Barba,

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Summary
Winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor
Pura Belpré Honor Winner
PNBA Award Winner
Globe & Mail Best Children's Book of Year
Booklist Editor's Choice

"Higuera has knocked it out of the park."--Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times Book Review

"Heartfelt, funny and smeared with just the right touch of middle-school snottiness, this novel is a delight!"--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

★ "A home run." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "A laugh-out-loud story about family, friendship, and the beauty in being true to yourself."--Booklist, starred review

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lupe Wong knows she's going to play in the majors someday, but for now, she just has to get straight As so she can meet baseball player Fu Li Hernandez. The only thing that stands in her way is the new P.E. unit: square dancing. After attempting to have it removed from the curriculum, matters snowball until Lupe must not only square dance alone but also face the loss of one of her best friends--as well as the ire of her classmates and baseball team. Meanwhile, Lupe struggles with the loss of her dad--something that makes meeting Hernandez her top goal. As she examines her actions, realizing what is most important to her, Lupe grows closer to her friends, brings appreciation of different cultures--including her own Mexican and Chinese heritages--to her school, and even learns that she enjoys square dancing. In addition to a strong and at-times stubborn protagonist, a cast including good friends and thoughtful parents, grandparents, and teachers we should all be so lucky to have is a big part of what makes this such a wonderful read. Humorous, fast-paced chapters will have readers turning the pages to find out what interesting situation Lupe will find herself in next. A laugh-out-loud story about family, friendship, and the beauty in being true to yourself."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Higuera updates an age-old American PE tradition with thoroughly modern sensibilities in this earnest, comedic novel, which follows outspoken half-Chinese, half-Mexican seventh-grader Guadalupe "Lupe" Wong and her crusade to cancel square dancing. If 12-year-old ace pitcher Lupe gets all As this year, her uncle Hector, who works for the Seattle Mariners, has promised to secure a meetup with fellow "Chinacan" pitcher Fu Li Hernandez, "the first Asian/Latino pitcher in the major leagues." Lupe's hero happens to remind her of her dad, who died almost two years ago--which is why, besides becoming the "first woman pitcher in the majors," she doesn't "think ever wanted something so bad." But PE throws a killer changeup in the form of a square-dancing unit, and Lupe's best subject will quickly become her worst if she can't figure out how to rid Issaquah Middle School of it. The spring also brings shifting friendships, though, and when Lupe quarrels with one best friend--helicopter-parented Andy Washington, who is Black--and her other best friend--pragmatic, kind Niles Foster, who is on the autism spectrum--begins making new friends, Lupe must reflect on her priorities and relationships. Inclusive and emotionally resonant, 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. Ages 8--12. Agent: Allison Remcheck, Stimola Literary Studio. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Tomboys -- Juvenile fiction.
Sex role -- Juvenile fiction.
Square dancing -- Juvenile fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
Square dancing -- Fiction.
Sports fiction.
Publisher Montclair [New Jersey] :Levine Querido,2020
Other Titles Lupe Wong will not dance
Language English
Notes "This is an Arthur A. Levine book"--Title page verso.
Description 263 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781646140039
1646140036
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