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Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
This 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee is likely aimed at fans of Junie B. Jones and Amber Brown. Lola is a super high-energy, loud, friendly second grader who sometimes gets into trouble when the first two get a little out of hand. But she is also a loyal friend, a loving big sister and an all-around likable young girl. This particular Lola installment has her learning about performing on stage with a new drama teacher, trying to stay out of the path of a mean classmate and being a good friend and sister. Teachers and librarians looking to increase diversity in their libraries will appreciate Lola's Hispanic/Jewish heritage that is present but not thrust to the forefront of the plot. 2nd-4th graders will enjoy a good, if not memorable, book.