Synopses & Reviews
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!
"Not only does this celebrate Latinx lowrider culture, it turns cultural expectations on its head with Lupe's girl-power & fixit prowess." Great Kid Books
"Discussions of indigenous languages, a gentle dose of physics, and a compassionate message about bullying give this cartoonish adventure some meaningful depth." Booklist
"A breathtaking tour de farce!" De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children
About the Author
Cathy Camper is the author of several books, including the Lowriders series, each book of which can be read as a stand-alone title. A graduate of VONA/Voices writing workshops for people of color, Cathy works as a librarian in Portland, Oregon, where she does outreach to schools and kids in grades K–12.
Raúl the Third is the winner of the Pura Belpré Award for Illustration for his work in Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. Raul visits classrooms throughout the country where he spreads his love of drawing and comic books to students of all ages. He lives in Massachusetts.