Let's Go See Papa
Written by Lawrence Schimel
Illustrated by Alba Marina Rivera
Translated by Elisa Amado
Publication Date November 15, 2011
Lawrence Schimel was born in New York in 1971. He graduated from Yale and now lives in Madrid, Spain. He writes in both Spanish and English, and has published over one hundred books in many different genres — poetry, fiction, essays, comics — for children and adults. His writing has been translated into over thirty languages, and he has won the Lambda Literary Award, among many other honors. His books ¿Lees un libro conmigo? and Igual que ellos / Just Like Them were both selected as one of IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, and No hay nada como el original was a White Ravens selection.
Alba Marina Rivera
Alba Marina Rivera was born in Russia in 1974, and she grew up in Cuba. When she moved to Barcelona she discovered her love for illustration, which she studied at the Escola Massana. She received the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award in the New Horizons category for her book El contador de cuentos. It was also recognized as "Los mejores libros para ninos y jovenes" (the best books for children and youth) by Venezuela's Banco del Libro and was a finalist at the Picture Book Festival in Korea.
Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead / Un barrilete para el Día de los muertos, Cousins (Primas) and Tricycle (El triciclo), which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. She is also the author of Why Are You Doing That?. She lives in Toronto.
"The story provides parents and teachers a different context for talking with young learners about paid jobs, the labor that goes into caring for family members, and the costs of giving up time with family in order to spend time working away from home." Rutgers
"Readers will enjoy deciphering the various visual elements...its themes are relevant to all children." Kirkus
"...readers...will admire the heroine’s stoicism and faith in the importance of having her family whole again." Publisher's Weekly
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