Publication Date: May 2, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
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A New York Times Best of the Year
A Kids’ Indie Next List
An Indies Introduce Selection
New York Public Library’s Best of the Year
ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers
“A transformative, noteworthy debut. A philosophical read, begging discussion and interpretation.”—Pam Muñoz Ryan, New York Times
★ “Algorta’s narrative glides with skillful pacing and poetic yet accessible language; Rickenmann’s soft, detail-rich illustrations tonally match the refined internal rhythm of the prose.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
★ “Poetic...lyrical and moving novel with a melancholic ode to coming of age.” —Foreword Reviews (starred)
★ “An unmissable tale about loss and reclamation.” —Kirkus (starred)
“A memorable and meaningful ride.” —Horn Book
Fabio flies through the streets of Bogotá on his bicycle, the children of his neighborhood trailing behind him. It is there that life feels right—where the world of adults, and their lies, fades away. But then one day, he simply forgets. Forgets how to ride his bicycle. And Fabio will never be the same again.
From Colombia comes a special debut talent, Alejandra Algorta, and a first novel of discovery and heartbreak. Algorta’s distinct and poetic prose has been translated by award-winning author Aida Salazar
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