AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Isabel Quintero’s lyrical debut, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, won the 2015 Morris Award for Debut YA Fiction and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.
SUBTLE APPROACH TO A TIMELY TOPIC: Gentrification is on the rise in many urban areas, affecting lower income families and pulling children into conversations about displacement. My Papi Has a Motorcycle offers necessary emotional vocabulary for these discussions.
FATHER-DAUGHTER BOND makes this perfect for Father’s Day promotions, but themes of family, community, and coping with change also ensure that this book will live on the shelf year-round.
AWARD-CONTENDER: A multigenerational story about community and culture, this book is a good match for fans of Last Stop on Market Street, A Different Pond, and Islandborn.
FRESH, CONTEMPORARY ART STYLE: Graphic illustrator Zeke Peña’s bold line and digital watercolor approach will appeal to kids and collectors alike.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TEAM: Isabel and Zeke received a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for their collaboration, Photographic, a graphic biography of Graciela Iturbide.
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS: Fulfills Kokila’s mission of centering stories from the margins, celebrating the full range of authors’ experiences, and answering the call for more diverse children’s literature.
PRAISE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC: THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDE
by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña
* “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
2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner
2018 Moonbeam Children’s Books Gold Award Winner
PRAISE FOR GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES:
* “[An] authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “Fresh, self-aware, and reflective.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “I think there are many authors—and Isabel sits squarely in this group—who don’t shy away from telling young people the truth. Who are producing work for young women that really dignifies their intelligence and dignifies their experience.”—Meg Medina, author of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
* “Voracious, bold, truthful and timely.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate
2015 Tomás Rivera Book Award, Works for Older Children
2015 William C. Morris Award
2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
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