When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes. Yuck!
Pink is Lola's least favorite color. Plus, Ballet isn't nearly as hard as soccer, is it
Lola and Bella can't seem to stop squabbling. But when a mishap during class lands them in Principal Blot's office, Lola's mom comes up with a scheme--a ballet scheme--that just might make these classroom rivals realize that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than they ever thought possible.
But is it too late for Lola to make a new friend?
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; July 2016
- ISBN: 9780316258456
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
Series: Lola Levine
- Author: Monica Brown
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
In The Press
Praise for Lola Levine Is Not Mean!:
* "Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About The Author
Monica Brown is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Waiting for the Biblioburroand Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina. Her books have received starred reviews, Pura Belpre honors, Americas Awards, an NCTE Orbis Pictus honor, and a Christopher Award. Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian and Jewish heritages and her desire to bring diverse stories to children. Monica is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two daughters. Her website is monicabrown.net.
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author and illustrator of Knit Together, Let's Go, Hugo!, Maria Had a Little Llama, and Santiago Stays