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Lowriders in Space
Lowriders in Space | Cathy Camper
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Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriderscars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cashjust what the team needs to open their own shop! Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.
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LibrarianRyan
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4.5⭐What a great and unique look at car culture from the southern states. This book was a great way to introduce the “low and slow” car culture and used fun adventure as a way to do it. The illustrations were so unique, I loved the inclusion of Spanish words and sayings. It felt authentic and not pushed. Plus the back matter where the author gives a very brief history of low riders and ideas that went into this book is just the icing on the cake.

LibrarianRyan forgot to take a picture before I mailed it #LMPBC @WanderingBookanneer 1mo
IndoorDame Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
mrp27 I loved this one too, such a unique topic and growing up in the burbs of LA I‘m familiar with the culture. Raul the third is quickly becoming a favorite illustrator. 1mo
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LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame Sorry i could not for the life of me remember who sent it to me and my notes were not by me. I just remembered I sent it to Jemiy. Great choice. I have a galley of book 3 or book 4. I have to look more into it. 1mo
IndoorDame No worries 😌 1mo
WanderingBookaneer I received it! 1mo
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IndoorDame
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#LMPBC books for groups A and P are now on their way to @LibrarianRyan and @bibliobard Happy Reading!

LibrarianRyan YEAHHHYU 2mo
bibliobard Received! I had a question though. What is this tshirt thing that came with the book? 2mo
IndoorDame @bibliobard yay I‘m glad you received it! But, ummm, I have no idea. I remember putting an envelope with some notepaper with my thoughts in at the end of the book, but not a t shirt. Can you snap a pic and send it to me? adina.r.m@gmail.com 2mo
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bibliobard @IndoorDame Sent the email with a pic. It kinda looks like doll clothes? 2mo
LibrarianRyan I got my package last night. I didn't want to forget to tell you. 2mo
IndoorDame @LibrarianRyan great! I‘m glad it got there safely! 2mo
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IndoorDame
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I finished my pick book for #LMPBC #Round13 #GroupA I don‘t want to give anything away before the rest of the group has gotten a chance to read it, but I will say it surprised me by skewing younger than many of the MG things I‘ve seen lately which was sort of a nice surprise.

LibrarianRyan 🌟❤️😁 2mo
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Peddler410
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This is part of a series and was winner (or honor) of the Pura Belpré award, I don‘t recall what year.

Here is a link to an article I found back in May, I think!

https://bookriot.com/2018/04/18/must-read-middle-grade-graphic-novels/

#yawednesday

TheFunkyBookworm Thank you!!! 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️ This is another presentation of The STAAR Hall Monitor‘s Reads! Very imaginative graphics but still a great story !

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BookInMyHands
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This was a fun read. Very quirky in the best way. This won a Pura Belpré award a few years ago for the illustrations, which were done with a ballpoint pen, which I also loved.

This is another one that‘s been on my TBR. Author Cathy Camper is from Portland and I‘ve been to a Reader‘s Advisory she taught.

13/100 #crossculturalstories
#LetsGetGraphicWeekLongMarathon

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night_shift
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I absolutely love this style of artwork. Ballpoint pens and the little details that filled every page. Felt a lot like how I drew in high school. I didn't know anything about lowriders and it was pretty interesting. Science-y facts mixed with silliness when they get into space 😂

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Chelsibno
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I loved this amazing #graphicnovel, celebrating the lowrider culture. While the story is simple, the characters & scenes were super fun. I enjoyed Raul the Third's artwork, which was drawn using only red, blue, & black ballpoint pens. I definitely recommend this book to any graphic novel fans!

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RealBooks4ever
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This graphic novel was illustrated by the immensely talented Raul the Third. #mexicanormexicanamericanwriters #maybookflowers

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hike.read.repeat
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A #graphicnovel about three friends who like working on cars. It's drawn with ballpoint pen and peppered with Spanish phrases and references to lowrider culture. This was one of the #bluebonnetbooks for 2016-2017. I don't remember having to read the Bluebonnet Books as a kid but when working at the library, I was impressed with the great selection of books on these lists. Kids got really excited about reading and voting on these books.

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kathyellendavis
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Awesome graphic novel with Spanish phrases to learn, a solar system to explore, three awesome friends, and art donei with ballpoint pens!

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SuperPunkNinja
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This book is muy fabuloso! A great read if you like diverse books and feminism (note the nod to Wonder Woman on her top). The art is super - all done in ballpoint pen!

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LindsayReads
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How about some #diverse #comics? Raúl the Third's art is to die for in the Lowriders series. If "bajito y suavecito" isn't already in your daily lexicon, it will be after you read this all-ages masterpiece. #diversereads #booktober #middlegrade

ShellSprague I picked up a signed copy of book 2 while in Austin last week and immediately ordered book one. I'm excited to add it to my classroom library! 5y
LindsayReads @ShellSprague Awesome! And jealous! 😊 Such a fun series. 5y
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SuperPunkNinja
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So much yes to this!!!

SuperPunkNinja @A_planNerd This one's for you! 5y
A_planNerd Haha yesss!! 5y
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ForestAvenuePress
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The follow up to Lowriders in Space is now out (though not yet listed on Litsy)! #weneeddiversebooks

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