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Luna Ramos has more cousins than she can count, and even though her mom says that makes her lucky, Luna knows that every time she gets in trouble—and she gets in trouble a lot—one of her primas is responsible.
When Luna's grandmother offers some sage advice in Spanish, Luna gets it all wrong, and when the kids at school begin making fun of her cousin Claudia, Luna must decide what matters more: family or her reputation.
"Readers will find themselves chuckling at the situations Luna gets herself into and smiling at a satisfying ending."
—School Library Journal on Lucky Luna
"López offers a sweetly poignant novel about learning to love your family."
—Booklist on Lucky Luna
"López weaves magic tricks . . . and healthy doses of humor into an upbeat coming-of-age story."
—Publishers Weekly on Nothing Up My Sleeve
"A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer."
—Kirkus on Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
"Urgent and necessary, a realistic portrait about the pressures of belonging."
—El Paso Times on Choke
"Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, Lopez delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."
—Publishers Weekly on Confetti Girl