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Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raúl the Third, 123 pp, RL 4

Lowriders Blast from the Past written by Cathy Camper,  illustrated by Raúl the Third Review Copy from Chronicle Books Lowriders Blast from the Past begins with the epic question, "What do you need to form a lowrider car club that will change the world?" As if that was not a big enough challenge for this phenomenal third Lowriders book, Camper and Raúl the Third layer the plot with a thread about indigenous words, another about Asco, the East Los Angeles art collective, another about the (probably extinct) Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers who work for Lupe's mother in secret, creating magnificent papel picado banners and a thread about gender discrimination. Happily, Camper provides thorough author's notes at the end of the book educating readers further on these subjects. And, as always, Spanish words more than pepper the text, giving it some extra spice. Lowriders Blast from the Past gives readers a glimpse into the childhoods of Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, the mosquito, and E…

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