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My Papi Has a Motorcycle

by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Pena


Format: Print/Braille

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Item: BC2105-PAPI
May 2021 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 4 - 8
Grade level: Preschool - 3

"A radiant ode to a young girl's father and her Los Angeles neighborhood. Every evening, Daisy and her papi snap on their helmets... and begin their ride on his electric blue motorcycle through Corona, California. 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.... Highly recommended." — School Library Journal

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

"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

Selected honors for this book:
2020 American Library Association Notable Children's Book
A 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 2019
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019
A Parents Magazine Best Children's Book of 2019
NPR Book Concierge Pick 2019
2019 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Book Award Finalist
Summer 2019 Kids' Indie Next List

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