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LxP Latinx Heritage Month Series with Juana Medina

  • Duende @ Walls of Books DC 3325 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

Duende District @ Walls of Books is proud to partner with Latinx In Publishing for Latinx Heritage Month! Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 5:30 PM for an event with Juana Medina! She'll talk about her Pura Belpré Award–winning Juana & Lucas chapter book series and sign copies of the latest book, JUANA AND LUCAS: BIG PROBLEMAS. This event is part of Latinx in Publishing's Latinx Heritage Month series, and will be hosted by Duende District and Walls of Books.


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 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. Based on author-illustrator Juana Medina’s own childhood in Colombia, this joyful series is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.


Latinx in Publishing has partnered with Latinx-owned bookstores on an event series to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month! We have partnered with several Latinx authors who will visit participating stores to do a reading and sign copies of their books. We hope you'll come out and support Latinx business owners and creators.