Get ready—Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil will be out on August 17! In the meantime, watch the thrilling book trailer below and preorder your copy.
About 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 botanica. 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 botanica.
About the Author:
Danette Vigilante grew up in the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, New York. She now resides in Staten Island with her family, sweet pup, and an elderly cat who has just learned to meow. Danette is the author of The Trouble with a Half 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.
Advance Praise for Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil:
“A multigenerational thriller that will warm your heart, even as it has you looking over your shoulder.”—Ernesto Cisneros, Author of Efrén Divided and Falling Short
“Mysterious, hilarious, with a dash of magic. I tore through every page!”—Tami Charles, New York Times bestselling author
“You don’t have to come from a world with botanicas to want to light a candle to protect you from the creepy twists and turns of this book. Campfire scary with a city feel.”—Torrey Maldonado, author of Tight, What Lane, and Secret Saturdays
“Pulses will race as Tia grapples with fear and terrible danger, digging deep to find courage in friendship, tradition, and her own fierce love for her family and neighbors.”—Jennifer Torres, author of Stef Soto, Taco Queen
“An exciting read and a page-turner with attention paid to Tia’s emotional life, her neighborhood, and her family, more than you usually get in a ‘thriller’ type book.”—Kurtis Scaletta, author of Rooting for Rafael Rosales
“We can’t help but feel drawn to Tia and wish for her safety and success in this engaging urban murder-mystery. Danette Vigilante keeps readers on the edge of their seats right up to the end!”—Hilda Eunice Burgos, Ana María Does Not Live in a Castle
“A poignant and nail-biting mystery that left me guessing until the very end! Danette Vigilante has crafted a loving community of diverse, well-rounded characters, making the danger lurking for Tia all the more nerve-wracking and the resolution that much more of a relief. A highly recommended roller-coaster ride!”—David Bowles, author of They Call Me Güero