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My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019-releases-by-latinx-authors

In this singular book, Quintero narrates an afternoon between Daisy and her Papi. They zoom around the city of Corona, California, pointing out the places they know and love. It’s a vibrant tour of tortillerías, churches, and markets, of la casa de abuelita, the construction site where Papi works. Succinctly, it’s home.
An ode to the author’s father and family, with its lyrical style that keeps your eyes glued to the page to the details she talks about. Add to that the colorful nod to the illustrator’s heritage in the way the art style’s full of love and appreciation. The book kept a smile on my face, even in the face of the book’s commentary on how communities of color adapt to a changing socio-economic landscape; it felt like a warm hug from your parents and a loving tribute to a hometown.
Thank you to Edelweiss and the Penguin team for providing a review copy!
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January 12, 2019 – Started Reading
January 12, 2019 – Shelved
January 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-releases-by-latinx-authors
January 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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