Lucky Luna

Diana Lopez (Author)

Product Details

Scholastic Press
Publish Date
August 28, 2018
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Diana López is the author of Confetti Girl and several other books for young readers. She also has several primas, who she gets along with most of the time. Currently, Diana teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Houston in Victoria, Texas. For more information about Diana and her books, visit her online at


Praise for Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel:

A VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers Pick
2nd Place Winner of the 2014 NACCS Tejas Award for Young Adult Fiction
A Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Book of 2014 Selection

A funny and heartfelt story... Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, López crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully. -- Kirkus Reviews

López (Choke) skillfully balances emotional moments with humorous ones, offering an honest portrait of a family under strain. Chia's clever, cheeky voice and a strong cast contribute to an inspiring story about developing a special kind of bravery. -- Publishers Weekly

The many characters in Chia's life are individually and lovingly drawn... Readers will feel like Chia's family and friends could do anything as long as they stick together-and they may be right. -- Booklist

Chia's voice shines... A fast-moving, absorbing read about how one person's illness can affect the whole family in many different ways. -- School Library Journal

An honest, sometimes uncomfortable, but always hopeful look at how cancer affects family... Erika's story is full of the healing power of love. -- Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Summer of the Mariposas and Pura Belpre Award winner Under the Mesquite Tree

[This is a] story of struggle, of surviving, and what is oftentimes a difficult healing, but a healing nevertheless. My own promesa after reading Lopez's wonderful novel: to run alongside my wife and hundreds of thousands of others on that day of the Race for the Cure from here henceforth. -- René Saldaña Jr., author of A Good Long Way

There is much substance and a powerful story here. -- Library Media Connection

Praise for Confetti Girl:

This debut novel puts at its center a likable girl facing realistic problems on her own terms. -- Booklist

An appealing coming-of-age novel set in a traditional Mexican-American town. Kirkus Reviews

López delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times. -- Publishers Weekly