Nothing Up My Sleeve


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$17.99  $16.73
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 7.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Diana López is the author of the novels Choke and Confetti Girl, which won the 2012 William Allen White Award. She is the editor of the journalHuizache and the managing director of CentroVictoria, an organization devoted to promoting Mexican American literature. She lives in South Texas and teaches at the University of Houston-Victoria. You can visit her website at


"Diana Lopez manages to perfectly balance the wonder and art of illusion with the utterly realistic voices of middle grade characters. That is a magic trick unto itself!"--Wendy Mass, author of the New York Times bestseller The Candymakers
Praise for Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel: A VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers Pick2nd Place Winner of the 2014 NACCS Tejas Award for Young Adult FictionA 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
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