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Would you like to make some new friends, too? If so, take a minute to visit my books page. You can also browse my site to see my schedule for upcoming events, contact me for a school visit, or get information for class projects.

In the meantime . . . Abacadabra, alakazam, hocus pocus, presto, shazam! Let the magic begin by learning about my latest book, Nothing Up My Sleeve.

Nothing Up My Sleeve

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Nothing Up My Sleeve

"Diana López manages to perfectly balance the wonder
and art of illusion with the utterly realistic voices of middle
grade characters. That is a magic trick unto itself!"
   —Wendy Mass, author of The Candymakers

Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic shop and can’t wait to spend their summer mastering cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition at the end of the summer. Problem is, the trip is expensive, and to make things worse, the shop owner’s daughter, Ariel, will do anything to make sure the boys don’t come out on top. Even pit them against one another. Will they make it to the competition? And if so, at what cost?

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"López weaves magic tricks . . . and healthy doses of humor into an upbeat coming-of-age story."
   —Publishers Weekly

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast."

"Nothing Up My Sleeve gets five magic wands for its gutsy blend of contemporary issues and captivating magic tricks!"
   —Crystal Allen, author of The Magnificent Maya Tibbs