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Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas

By Juana Medina
Illustrated by Juana Medina

“Juana's big problema will resonate with many readers, who will look forward to hearing more about this spunky Colombian girl's life.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Juana’s life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá 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 has been spending a LOT of time with a new amigo named Luis. 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. Based on author-illustrator Juana Medina’s own childhood in Colombia, this follow-up to the Pura Belpré Author Award–winning Juana & Lucas is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.

  • Now in paperback, the follow-up to the Pura Belpré Award–winning book, Juana and Lucas
  • Whether she is making comical observations about the people around her or tenderly sharing the little she knows about her deceased father, Juana's voice continues to be unique, distinct, and authentic
  • A perfect book for readers who are moving homes, have blended families, speak Spanish at home, or just love funny, heartfelt stories

About the author

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of Smick! by Doreen Cronin and Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese. Juana Medina is also the author-illustrator of 1 Big Salad, Sweet Shapes, and Juana & Lucas, which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award. She currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.

ISBN: 9781536223057
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 3, 2021
Dimensions: 177 x 227mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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