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TIA LUGO SPEAKS NO EVIL

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.

On Sale August 17, 2021
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The ever-escalating suspense will keep the pages turning throughout this thrilling upper-middle-grade mystery.

Shannon J, Reviewer

A unique and carefully crafted approach to middle grade suspense, Danette Vigilante’s Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil is warm and authentic and yet frightening and unexpected. Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil is anything but predictable.

Felicia C, Educator

I love the way the author included so much culture and traditional beliefs into her novel. Although I am Italian, I recognized many of the customs, especially those of the very superstitious abuela.

Tia is an excellent protagonist, and although a piece of her innocence is lost from the very beginning, it's great to see her grow and mature with her own values and beliefs.

Jacob R, Reviewer

Another great MG story that had me at hello. I LOVE it when there are a wider range of MG. This MG has so many fingers in different genre: fantasy, thriller, suspense. So much great storytelling in these pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Annalyssa B, Reviewer

I loved watching all of the little details in the book come together, the author is amazing at having insignificant details come back in a big way.

Katelyn S, Reviewer

The entire book takes place over three days, but it could have been a whole summer with how well it was written and how invested you become in the characters. It was an all-around great book that totally has a twist you don’t see coming.

About Danette Vigilante

Danette Vigilante grew up in the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to live in NYC with her family and sweet pup, Luna. One day she hopes to move to a place where the sun is always shining, and the air is warm. Danette is the author of TIA LUGO SPEAKS NO EVIL, THE TROUBLE WITH HALF A 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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