Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Stella Díaz Leaps to the Future

By Angela Dominguez


Publisher: Roaring Brook Press 

Language: English

Hardcover: 192 pages

ISBN-10: 1250862574

ISBN-13: 978-1250862570


From award-winning author Angela Dominguez, the fifth and final novel about Stella Díaz, a Mexican-American girl who is now ready to be at the top of her school―fifth grade!


Stella is getting ready for her next big step.


This year, she's a fifth grader, which means she's not only one of the big kids in her elementary school, but she'll also have to start thinking about middle school. GULP!


Luckily, Stella can count on her best friends Jenny and Stanley at her side. But when she has a chance to apply for an art and science program at a magnet school, Stella realizes that her future might hold a lot of big changes.


Thinking about going to a different school than her closest friends, seeing her big brother Nick receiving mail from colleges far away, and then being forced to work on a project with her former bully... Suddenly, growing up isn’t quite as fun as Stella first thought.


Is Stella ready for what's next?



"Dominguez’s latest installment in this slice-of-life series continues to charm... new readers can easily jump in." ―School Library Journal


Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City and grew up in the great state of Texas. She now resides on the east coast with her boyfriend, Kyle, and their petite dog, Petunia. She is also the author and illustrator of several books for children and a two-time recipient of Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something To Say, was a New York Public Library and a Chicago Public Library pick for Best Books for Kids, Sid Fleischman Award winner, and an ALA Notable. She recently illustrated Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s newest picture book, Just Help! How to Build a Better World. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both.

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