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Cathy Camper

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Cathy Camper is the author of the award-winning Lowriders in Space graphic novel series, the picture book Ten Ways to Hear Snow (2020), Bugs Before Time, and a forthcoming 2021 picture book, Arab Arab All Year Long. Lowriders to the Center of the Earth won the Pura Belpre Award for Latino Illustration in 2017. Her art work has been featured in Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, by Amy Sedaris. She is a graduate of VONA/Voices writing workshops for people of color in Berkeley, California. Cathy’s a librarian in Portland, Oregon, where she does outreach to schools and kids in grades K-12.

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Lowriders (2 Book Series)

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I love how kids of color are the protagonists in solving this mystery, and how they use their wits and intelligence to thwart more advantaged, but evil adults.
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Loved the atmospheric, homoerotic, horrific overtones of this book. And the ending is brilliant - unlike so many books with a great premise and idiotic ending.
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This is one of my favorite books. Set during the recent fall of the Soviet Union, and based on a true story of a 4-year-old boy who is abandoned by his family, and is instead lives with a pack of wild dogs. I'm awed by the writing here; by the time h ...more
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This is one of my favorite books. If there were a movie of this book I would play Pierre-Anthon.
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