For months, Maria and Mateo have been looking forward to the auditions for the school-wide play. But when it comes time to take the stage in front of their peers, Maria is suddenly hit with a case of stage fright. This is not how she planned to make her debut! Can she overcome her fear and let her talent shine?
Theater kids Maria and Mateo are two talented second graders who love the spotlight. But they soon find that theater is not only fun–it can also teach important life lessons. Join these high-spirited cousins as they learn how to improvise through life’s plot twists to shine both onstage and off.
About the Author
Hannah Carmona is the best-selling picture book author of Anita and the Dragons, Dazzling Travis, and Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me! She started out as a stage actor, with a BA in theater from Western Kentucky University, and went on to direct children’s theater for many years after. Now, when Hannah is not writing, she narrates audiobooks and spends time studying herbal medicine. Hannah lives in Tennessee with her two daughters and dog who thinks he's a cat.