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My Papi Has a Motorcycle


Author: Isabel Quintero

Illustrator: Zeke Peña

Genre: Picture Book

Publisher: Kokila

Publication Year: 2019


The cover of My Papi Has a Motorcycle caught my eye at the 2019 TLA (Texas Library Association) Conference, and after a quick glance inside its pages, I took a picture of it with my phone to be sure I remembered to put it on my list.  And fortunately, I was able to snag a free copy before the conference was over (thanks to a couple of keen-eyed ladies in line with me who knew I wanted the book)!  Quintero's narrative is a celebration of family, culture, and community history, and Peña's illustrations take Daisy (the central character), her father, and the reader on a colorful ride through Daisy's neighborhood and city.  And when they make it back home, your own heart will be thinking of the place (or places) you've called home and the people with whom you've shared it.


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