Lupita is performing her first dance with her class to celebrate Children's Day. On the day of the performance, her partner, Ernesto, does not show up. She is devastated. Then she finds herself on stage with her imaginary partner. She almost flees when the audience laughs, but seeing her mother in the audience gives her courage. She finishes the dance to wild applause.
Kirkus Review: " ...the positive portrayal of a young girl brave enough to take a risk is noteworthy. The realistic illustrations successfully depict the movement of the dancers and the expressions of emotion, helping to elevate the book overall. This straightforward presentation of Mexican-American culture and dance as celebrated by children has understated appeal."