Written by Pedro Martín
Illustrated by Pedro Martín
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
A poignant, hilarious, and unforgettable graphic memoir about a Mexican-American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them.
Pedro Martin has grown up hearing stories about his abuelito—his legendary crime-fighting, grandfather who was once a part of the Mexican Revolution! But that doesn’t mean Pedro is excited at the news that Abuelito is coming to live with their family. After all, Pedro has 8 brothers and sisters and the house is crowded enough! Still, Pedro piles into the Winnebago with his family for a road trip to Mexico to bring Abuelito home, and what follows is the trip of a lifetime, one filled with laughs and heartache. Along the way, Pedro finally connects with his abuelito and learns what it means to grow up and find his grito.
Primary ISBN: 9780593462287
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Graphic Memoir, Middle Grade, Age 10 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Humor, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Christian, Starred Review, US/Mexican Border Crossing, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States (Watsonville CA), Mexico (Jalisco)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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