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Joana Pastro

Photograph (c) Diego Castelo

About The Author

Joana Pastro is the award-winning author of Bisa’s CarnavalLucas and the Capoeira Circle, and LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress. Much like Lucas, sometimes she loses her ginga. Luckily, she’s always been able to get it back. Originally from Brazil, Joana lives in Georgia with her husband, her three extremely creative children, a rambunctious Morkie, and a needy Maltipoo. Visit her at

Books by Joana Pastro