Hello Readers! I’m pleased to be part of cover reveal for Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante, suspense-filled middle grade novel about culture and community with asthmatic thirteen-year-old main character- to be published on August 17, 2021 by Jolly Fish Press. Check out more about book and author’s note on cover in this post.
Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante
Release date: August 17, 2021
Genres: Middle grade fiction, diversity, horror, legends & myths – Carribbean & Latin American
Page count: 208
ISBN: 978-1-63163-575-5 / $9.99 paperback original
Tia Lugo has a deadly secret.
Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbor, Julius, and ignoring her Puerto Rican grandmother’s embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues—all available for sale at the nearby botánica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant.
Now, Tia is terrified to tell anyone what she’s seen. What if the killer comes after her too? He knows where she lives. Even worse, Tia believes he’s sending her secret messages, reminding her to stay quiet. Desperate to keep herself and her family safe, Tia turns to the last place she ever thought she’d go: her grandmother’s favorite shopping spot, the botánica.
Author’s Note on the Cover:
We’re never supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, right? Confession time: I do! The thing is, I’m attracted to many different covers. One thing I can say with certainty is that color plays a huge role in every book that draws me in. When I first saw the cover art for TIA LUGO SPEAKS NO EVIL, the bright colors jumped off my computer screen and my heart leapt. What luck! The incredible use of color captures and accentuates a multitude of eclectic objects. These are just some items you’ll see in a Botanica but won’t in a traditional store. Both Tia and the reader have so much to explore!
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Danette Vigilante grew up in the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, New York. She now resides in Staten Island with her family, sweet pup, and an elderly cat who has just learned to meow. Danette is the author of The Trouble with a Half Moon, a 2012-2013 Sunshine State Young Readers award nominee, and Saving Baby Doe, a 2014 pick for the New York Public Library 100 titles for Reading and Sharing list. Danette encourages literacy in her community via a Little Free Library installed on her front lawn.
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