LOWRIDERS: BLAST FROM THE PAST
The third entry in the Pura Belpré award winning LOWRIDERS series takes readers back to the origin story!
When new friends Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio are each bullied by Las Matamoscas, they know they're going to like one another. When they find out they all love lowrider cars, they know they'll be friends for life. But the bullies won't leave the Lowriders alone—and they don't let any girls or babies into car clubs. Can these three determined outcasts prove they deserve to be in the car show? Humor, Spanish words, and lowrider culture come together in this heartwarming graphic novel of three friends navigating the bumpy terrain of friendship, bullying, and standing up for what you believe in. ¡Vámonos!
Buy LOWRIDERS 3 wherever fine books are sold.
The most exciting part of Midwinter for me is the ALA Youth Media Awards announcements. This is like the Kids Book Oscars. I have been obsessed with the ALA awards (the most famous of which are the Newbery and Caldecott) since I was a kid; I remember loving a certain homework assignment where we had a poster on which we had to check off a certain number of Newbery books, because I smoked everyone else in my class. ["Oh, really Johnny? You only read five? AMATEUR!"] Now, I am happily part of the nerdy book crew that gets to the convention center at 6:30 am to be in the front of the line. Even in years where I know for a fact that I have nothing that is eligible for one of these awards, just being in the room where they are announced is a positively electrifying experience. [Well, if you are me, it's kind of a damp experience because you are crying most of the time from over-excitement, but hey. I mean, I love these books! I have friends who wrote and edited and repped these books! OF COURSE I'M CRYING! DON'T JUDGE ME!]
ANYWAY, I can now confirm that if you are an agent who has clients who win awards, it's EVEN MORE exciting.
Warmest congratulations to my authors Alex Gino, Stephanie Oakes and Don Brown. Now go buy these books, they are phenomenal -- and it's not just me saying it! THANK YOU, LIBRARIANS!
Jenn is an...
Opinionated Agent and Children's Bookseller.
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Oh the Places I'll Be
May 17-19: Big Sur Cape Cod
June 21-24: ALA Annual, Washington DC
August 9-12: SCBWI-LA
September 28-29: SCBWI Houston, TX
December 6-8: Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop, Big Sur CA
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Giveaways And Contests
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