My Papi Has a Motorcycle

My Papi Has a Motorcycle



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Written by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña

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.

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
Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2019
School Library Journal Best Book of 2019
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


Target Age: 4-8

Pages: 40

Published: 2019