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A New York Times Best Book of the Year
A Kids' Indie Next List
An Indies Introduce Selection
New York Public Library's Best of the Year
ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers

A transformative, noteworthy debut. A philosophical read, begging discussion and interpretation.--Pam Muñoz Ryan, New York Times

★ Algorta's narrative glides with skillful pacing and poetic yet accessible language; Rickenmann's soft, detail-rich illustrations tonally match the refined internal rhythm of the prose.--Publishers Weekly (starred)

★ Poetic...lyrical and moving novel with a melancholic ode to coming of age.--Foreword Reviews (starred)

★ An unmissable tale about loss and reclamation.--Kirkus (starred)

A memorable and meaningful ride.--Horn Book

Fabio flies through the streets of Bogotá on his bicycle, the children of his neighborhood trailing behind him. It is there that life feels right--where the world of adults, and their lies, fades away. But then one day, he simply forgets. Forgets how to ride his bicycle. And Fabio will never be the same again.

From Colombia comes a special debut talent, Alejandra Algorta, and a first novel of discovery and heartbreak. Algorta's distinct and poetic prose has been translated by award-winning author Aida Salazar, and presented in English and Spanish.

Author: Alejandra Algorta
Publisher: Levine Querido
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.90w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781646140947
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2021
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2021
Foreword 06/26/2021
Publishers Weekly 08/23/2021
Booklist 10/01/2021 pg. 69
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2022 pg. 105

About the Author
Alejandra Algorta is a writer and editor from Bogotá. She is the founder and editor of the poetry publishing house, Cardumen. Neverforgotten is her debut novel.

Iván Rickenmann is a painter and professor from Bogotá, who has exhibited his work worldwide. He is particularly interested in abandoned spaces that allow you to witness the passage of time. This is his first book for children.

Aida Salazar is the author of the verse novels The Moon Within, winner of the International Latino Book Award, and Land of the Cranes, winner of a NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor. She is a founding member of Las Musas. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA. Neverforgotten is her first book of translation.
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