Lucky Luna

192p. Scholastic. Aug. 2018. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781338232738.
Gr 4–6—The only lucky thing that has ever happened to Luna Ramos is having Mabel as a best friend. Luna has just found out that her cousin Claudia will be attending her school, and will even be in the same class. With so many other primas, why did she have to get stuck with Claudia, who cannot mind her own business and is always getting her in trouble both at school and at home? It's bad enough that Luna is struggling in Spanish class and is now forbidden from wearing her adorable collection of hats to school for locking Claudia in the bathroom at her cousin Mirasol's quinceañera. Now all the kids will see her white hair due to poliosis and call her a skunk! When Luna turns to her primas and abuela for advice, she ends up getting it all wrong and getting deeper into trouble. Lopez depicts a modern-day Latina who embraces her culture even if she is still learning about it and doesn't speak Spanish.
VERDICT Readers will find themselves chuckling at the situations Luna gets herself into and smiling at a satisfying ending.

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