Heres perhaps the big-news debut of this group, with a 75,000-copy first printing and a nice publicity push. Former professional ballet dancer Zambrano (e.g., Nederlands Dans Theater) has protagonist Luz Castillo use loteria, the Mexican version of bingo, to tell the story of her life. With her father in jail and her sister hospitalized, 11-year-old Luz is in state custody and refusing to speak. But as she writes in her journal, she sifts through the vivid loteria cards (featuring mermaids, stars, and spiders, for instance) and uses them for inspiration. A very good bet.