Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas

Title

Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas

Authors

Juana Medina

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781536201314

Pages

96 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotaa with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time. He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music, but sometimes Juana can't help wishing things would go back to the way they were before. When Mami announces that she and Luis are getting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa, Juana is quite distraught. Lucky for her, though, some things will never change -- like how much Mami loves her.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

810L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Race & Culture; Single parent; Bilingual / Multilingual; single mother; bilingual / multilingual child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic / Latinx

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2019, Nominee, Early Chapter Book

Keywords

moving; new family; friends; big community; Colombian

Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas

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