"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 Starred Review
"If you've never had a best friend, Lola Levine will undoubtably become your first. Her appeal is boundless.” – Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner for One Crazy Summer
Lola Levine is not Mean
"Lola Levine is a joy, and even though she stops goals at soccer games, she could never stop readers from smiling as they eagerly wait for her next adventure.” – Diana López, author of Confetti Girl andAsk My Mood Ring How I Feel
"Readers will cheer as Lola balances her troubles at school with the same smart skills that she uses to dominate the soccer field. A lovely bicultural character--and her richly drawn group of peers--promises a cherished new series.” – Meg Medina, Pura Belpré winner for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass"
"This first entry in a smartly crafted new series introduces Lola, best friend Josh Blot, and her family. The appealing protagonist is energetic and enthusiastic [and] with as much about family and friends as about sports, this chapter book should have broad appeal.” – Booklist
"Beginning chapter book readers will enjoy Lola's spunk and humor. A good choice for chapter book collections.” – School Library Journal
This multicultural chapter book is a wonderful addition to public and school libraries. Highly recommended for fans of Sara Pennypacker's "Clementine" series (Hyperion)." –Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY