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Angela Cervantes is the award-winning author of several contemporary middle-grade novels published by Scholastic. Angela's debut, Gaby, Lost and Found, released in 2014was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Book of 2014. Allie, First at Last followed in 2016 and received a starred-review from Kirkus Reviews. Angela's next novel, Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ringpublished in 2018, was named a Junior Guild Selection and included in Texas' prestigious Bluebonnet Master List for 2019-2020. Angela's latest middle-grade novel, Lety Out Loud, is a spin-off her of first novel, Gaby, Lost and Found, and tells the story of Lety Muñoz, who takes over as shelter scribe at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter for the summer. Lety Out Loud has received two starred-reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal and has been named a Kid's Indy Next Book for 2019.  In addition to her own original novels, Angela authored the junior novelization for Disney/Pixar's animated-film, Coco.

When Angela is not writing, she enjoys conducting school visits and reading. Angela writes, reads and dreams from her home in Kansas City.

About Lety Out Loud

Angela Cervantes, the critically acclaimed author of Gaby, Lost and Found, returns to the Furry Friends Animal Shelter with Lety Out Loud, a heartfelt novel about friendship and finding your voice. Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.

When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles -- so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food.

Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried that if the shelter finds out about the contest, they'll kick her out of the volunteer program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter! Can Lety find her voice before it's too late?

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