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Cathy Camper and Raul the Third (The Children's Book Podcast #492)

February 22, 2019

LOWRIDERS BLAST FROM THE PAST 

 

Cathy Camper (@cfastwolf) and Raúl the Third (@raulthe3rd) are the creative team behind the LOWRIDERS graphic novel series, including LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, and the newest title, LOWRIDERS BLAST FROM THE PAST. The latest book in the series introduces the pivotal characters in the prime of their youth. Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria discover their unique strengths over the course of the story amidst helping the ensure that lowrider Lupe's moms are entering into the car show will prove they deserve a place with the male-dominated space. There's also an emphasis throughout the story on indigenous words and the importance of understanding where words come from.

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

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!

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR:

Learn more about author Cathy Camper at cathycamper.com

 

Learn more about illustrator Raúl the Third at www.raulthethird.com

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