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Pack Your Bags Maggie Diaz

I’m excited to bring you this fun middle school – things are changing – book. Welcome to my spot on the PACK YOUR BAGS, MAGGIE DIAZ by Nina Moreno Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz



Author: Nina Moreno, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 2, 2023

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 272

Buy it Here: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads and Here 

This humorous and heartfelt middle-grade novel by Nina Moreno with illustrations by Courtney Lovett is perfect for fans of Celia C. Pérez and Terri Libenson.

Spring semester is here and Maggie is killing it! Her grades are up, she’s loving outdoor track and field, and being a seventh grader means the awesome spring break trip to St. Augustine is almost here. She can’t wait for her first overnight trip away from her overprotective parents, lovesick sister, and busybody abuela. Nothing will get in the way of Maggie having the best time ever with her two best friends, Zoey and Julian!

But all of Maggie’s plans for their unforgettable trip start to fall apart as everyone gets carried away with the upcoming dance instead. Even Julian has a crush―throwing their group dynamic into turmoil when he asks the new girl to be his date. Zoey’s so stressed with school that her straight A streak is in trouble . . . and why can’t Maggie stop thinking about Eerie Eddie? The three best friends have been inseparable for years, but everything is changing as everyone splits into twos, leaving Maggie unsure of where―and with who―she still fits.

Review for Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz

An overall awesome read, I devoured it in one sitting. As adults, we know change and middle school go hand in hand, but poor Maggie doesn’t like change. Good luck, girl. True to life, this book contains all the typical struggles of growing up; friends, siblings, eye roll parents, crushes, and even Maggie’s first dance. The illustrations are simple but amazing and really add to the story. Loved it.

About the Author

Nina Moreno was born and raised in Miami until a hurricane sent her family toward the pines of Georgia where she picked up an accent. She’s a proud University of Florida Gator who once had her dream job of shelving books at the library. Inspired by the folklore and stories passed down to her from her Cuban and Colombian family, she now writes about disaster Latinx teens & tweens chasing their dreams, falling in love, and navigating life in the hyphen. Her first novel, Don’t Date Rosa Santos, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, Indie Next Pick for teen readers, and SIBA Okra Pick. The companion YA novel featuring the same beloved town of Port Coral, Our Way Back to Alwaysis out now with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Her MG debut, Join the Club, Maggie Diaz, will be available from Scholastic in 2022. 

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Giveaway for Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz

1 winner will receive a finished copy of PACK YOUR BAGS, MAGGIE DIAZ, US Only.

Ends May 16th, midnight EST.

Enter the GIVEAWAY HERE and lots of luck to you!

PACK YOUR BAGS, MAGGIE DIAZ book tour schedule

Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz Tour Schedule

5/8/2023Country Mamas With Kids
5/10/2023Books With a Chance
5/10/2023Not In Jersey
5/11/2023Author Z. Knight’s Guild
5/12/2023Two Points of Interest

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