LUPE LOPEZ – e.E. Charlton-Trujillo – Reading Rock Star!

A guide to success in reading that will help you excel.

By e.E. Charlton-Trujillo ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2023

Miniature rock star Lupe Lopez is ready to take on her next big challenge: reading! She’s already started a band in kindergarten, so she’s confident she can become a Reading Rock Star. But when she tries to read in class, it doesn’t go well. Victor Valdez (who’s in Group B and not Group A for Awesome like Lupe) takes every opportunity to embarrass her. It looks like it’s going to be the worst day ever at Hector P. Garcia Elementary. However, the next day, Ms. Moreno reveals a sweet secret to Lupe: “Reading is like music.”

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With this newfound knowledge, Lupe is able to read to the beat and get closer to her rock star dream. Lupe’s latest adventure is full of her infectious sass and humorous melodrama, and the artwork features bold blues, lush purples, and creamy pinks. The characters are primarily brown-skinned and Latine-cued, with a few Spanish words sprinkled throughout. Lupe’s journey from reluctant reader to Reading Rock Star is sure to be a delightful romp!

Pub Date: June 13, 2023
ISBN: 9781536209556

Page Count: 32
Publisher: Candlewick

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023