Learning to read is kind of a big deal, and Lupe Lopez has a lot to learn—in her own feisty way—to reach her goal of becoming a Reading Rock Star.
Famous at Hector P. Garcia Elementary for being the first kid in kindergarten to ever start a band, Lupe Lopez enters first grade seeking a new sort of fame. She’s ready to rock and roll straight into the role of Reading Rock Star! But despite her best efforts, the words she thought she knew—now grouped in sentences—only glare back at her. Stuck in Group A with the kids who can’t read, she becomes the object of a rival’s mockery. Will her beloved band, and her confidence, survive the sting of defeat? Leave it to Lupe to prove that the beat she feels when she taps her pencil isn’t so very different from words and sentences—and that a real rock star is someone who doesn’t give up. Featuring simple text laced with Spanish words, dynamic illustrations, and a reassuring theme, this sequel to Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! will encourage fledgling readers to keep trying, even if they miss a beat or two.
About the Author
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is a filmmaker and coauthor of Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! as well as the author of the award-winning young-adult novel Fat Angie and its sequels, Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution and Fat Angie: Homecoming. They live in Texas.
Pat Zietlow Miller is a coauthor of Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! and the author of the New York Times best-selling Be Kind, illustrated by Jen Hill, and My Brother the Duck, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman, among many otherbooks for young readers. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Joe Cepeda is an award-winning illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! Born and raised in East Los Angeles, he lives in Southern California.
Miniature rock star Lupe Lopez takes on her next big battle—reading! . . . A delightful romp, Lupe’s latest adventure leaps off the page with a “¡BOOM-TICA-BAM!” The authors bolster Lupe’s infectious sass even further, serving up the humorous melodrama that boosts her eventual comeback song. Hector P. Garcia Elementary remains a community of primarily brown-skinned, Latine-cued students and teachers, with a few words in Spanish sprinkled throughout. . . . A winning primer on how to rock reading. —Kirkus Reviews