My Papi Has a Motorcycle

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

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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.

Author: Isabel Quintero
Publisher: Kokila
Published: 05/14/2019
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.10h x 11.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780525553410
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 503557 / My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Award: Pura Belpre Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/15/2019 pg. 55
Publishers Weekly 03/11/2019
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2019
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2019 pg. 130
School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 87
Shelf Awareness 05/31/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Isabel Quintero was born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents in Southern California's Inland Empire. She earned her BA in English and her MA in English Composition at California State University, San Bernardino. Her debut YA novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, won the 2015 Morris Award for Debut YA Fiction and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.

Zeke Peña is a cartoonist and illustrator from El Paso, Texas. He studied Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in illustration and painting. He has published work with VICE.com, Latino USA, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, Penguin Random House, Holt/Macmillan and Cinco Puntos Press. In 2018 he received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for a graphic biography he illustrated titled Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. You can see more of his work at zpvisual.com.