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Author: Quintero, Isabel

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 40

Release Date: 14-05-2019

Details: Product Description A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo. When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there. With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart, My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl's love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change. From School Library Journal K-Gr 2-A radiant ode to a young girl's father and her L.A. neighborhood. Every evening, Daisy and her papi snap on their helmets (hers is purple with a unicorn, his a black vintage variety) and begin their ride on his electric blue motorcycle through Corona, CA. At times they "roar past" taquerias and murals, and other times they "cruise," greeting family and neighbors as they pass by. All the while, Daisy absorbs the sights, sounds, and smells of her beloved hometown, imprinting its idiosyncrasies into memory. Daisy's experiences mirror Quintero's childhood memories, recounted through tender language and vivid sensory details. Recalling the motorcycle rides with her papi is an exercise in familial love, but also a way to honor a hometown and present the changes from gentrification. Although the topic is touched upon lightly, its complexity percolates and becomes much more vivid with multiple reads. The illustrations faithfully capture the merriment and love through careful details and a low-key color palette that alludes to warm memories being made and recollected. Peña makes felicitous use of his comics chops, incorporating speech balloons with Spanish phrases, onomatopoeia, and panels to convey movement. Quintero's writing and Peña's art coalesce most beautifully in the infectious look of joy on Daisy's face throughout. VERDICT A book that radiates sheer happiness without shying from reality. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Jessica Agudelo, New York Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review PRAISE FOR MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award2020 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award2020 American Library Association Notable Children's BookA New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019 A Horn Book Best Children's Book of 2019 A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2019A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019A Parents Magazine Best Children's Book of 2019NPR Book Concierge Pick 2019 Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award2020 TEXAS 2X2 READING LIST Tejas Star Reading List Pick (Spanish edition) 2019 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Book Award FinalistSummer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List * "A heartwarming story that centers joy in the midst of looming change." - Booklist, starred review  * "An evocative love letter." - Horn Book, starred review  * "The love between the girl and her father is palpable, but her connection to her city ... is at the story's heart." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Quintero's warm, economical text and the desert-sunset tones of Peña's comics-inflected art feel like a revelation." - The New York Times   PRAISE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC: THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDEby Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner 2018 Moonbeam Children's Books Gold Award Winner * "Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies." --  School Library Journal, starred review * "A powerful homage." -- The Horn Book, starred review * "Eye-opening and masterfully rendered." -- Booklist, starred review

EAN: 9780525553410

Package Dimensions: 12.0 x 9.5 x 1.3 inches

Languages: English