Monica Brown (Author) 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. Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian and Jewish heritage and desire to bring diverse stories to children.Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) 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.
"Lola Levine is a joy, and even though she stops goals at soccer
games, she could never stop readers from smiling as they eagerly
wait for her next adventure."--Diana Lopez, author of Confetti
Girl andAsk My Mood Ring How I Feel
"Readers will cheer as Lola balances her troubles at school with the same smart skills that she uses to dominate the soccer field. A lovely bicultural character--and her richly drawn group of peers--promises a cherished new series."--Meg Medina, Pura Belpre winner for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
"A great read for Lola's fans and any kid with a yen for a furry pet of their own."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Lola Levine Is Not Mean! * "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
"[A] great book for the beginning chapter book reader."
--School Library Connection
"Beginning chapter book readers will enjoy Lola's spunk and humor. A good choice for chapter book collections."--School Library Journal
"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
"Lola's personality shines through here, with a vibrant first-person narration that matches her energetic spirit."
"This first entry in a smartly crafted new series introduces Lola, best friend Josh Blot, and her family. The appealing protagonist is energetic and enthusiastic [and] with as much about family and friends as about sports, this chapter book should have broad appeal."--Booklist