Lola is named after her Tia Lola, who lives in Lima, Peru. Lola misses her aunt and dreams of visiting her. After Lola's Dad has a successful art show, Lola's dream comes true. The Levines are going to Peru!
Thousands of miles from home, Lola and Ben discover all the new adventures Lima has to offer. They even visit the Peruvian School where Tia Lola is the principal.
* "Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"If you've never had a best friend, Lola Levine will undoubtably become your first. Her appeal is boundless."
—Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner for One Crazy Summer
Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of many award winning books for children, including Waiting for the Biblioburro and Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina. Her books have received starred reviews, Pura Belpre honors, an NCTE Orbis Pictus honor, Americas Awards, and a Christopher Award. Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian and Jewish heritage and her desire to bring diverse stories to children. Monica is a professor of English at North Arizona University, where she teaches multicultural literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two daughters, and she invites you to visit her website at lolalevine.net.
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of Knit Together, Let's Go, Hugo!, Maria Had a Little Llama, and Santiago Stays.