Lola is a young Spanish girl in awe of her glamorous older sister. However, she discovers her own talent and duende, or spirit, through secret fandango lessons from her father. The text is infused with the rhythms, movements and sounds of the dance and the humanity of Lolas family is beautifully portrayed by Micha Archers collage-paintings.
32 page paperback for ages 4 to 10 years
Awards & Accolades: Best Children’s Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education, Book of the Year Award Finalist ForeWord Magazine, Editor’s Choice, Booklist, New England Book Festival Honor Book, Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor Winner, NAPPA Honor Book, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature(Semifinalist) & Reviews Finalist, ForeWord Magazine