My Papi Has a Motorcycle Spiral-Bound | May 14, 2019

Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrated by)

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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.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 40 pages
ISBN-10: 052555341X
Item Weight: 1.0 lbs
Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña

A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019 
2020 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award Honor

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award
2020 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
2020 American Library Association Notable Children's Book
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 
Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award

Tejas Star Reading List Pick (Spanish edition) 
2019 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Book Award Finalist
Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List
Time Out New York 101 Best Books for Kids of All Ages

* "A heartwarming story that centers joy in the midst of looming change." - Booklist, starred review 

* "An evocative love letter." - Horn Book, starred review 

* "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

* "Quintero's warm, economical text and the desert-sunset tones of Peña's comics-inflected art feel like a revelation." - The New York Times
by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña
2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner
2018 Moonbeam Children's Books Gold Award Winner

* "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
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, 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