Boogie Boogie, Y'all


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$19.99  $18.59
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
10.9 X 9.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

C. G. Esperanza is the second of six cool kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A dope land shrouded in bright-colored decay, the home of graffiti and hip-hop DJs! He paints funky elephants! Bodegas, too! Mixed with this wonder is some whimsical truth. Esperanza has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds. Esperanza is also the author-illustrator of Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!). He lives in the Bronx.


"Neon colored pictures explode off the pages with dramatic perspectives... Edge-to-edge rich with the details of city life. Purchase anywhere--everywhere!--an appreciative take on the vibe and culture of urban life is needed." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Joyful, vibrant scenes. This ode to graffiti art offers a fresh take on its role in the beautification of the urban landscape." -- Booklist

"How refreshing to read a picture book that centers the experience of the many children growing up in diverse cityscapes and acknowledges the unique beauty of cities and the many forms urban art can take. A book boogie." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Esperanza establishes a groovy rhythm in this celebration of art and music, set in the Bronx. Adult readers will appreciate nods to Keith Haring and Basquiat, while readers of all ages will enjoy the richly detailed cityscapes. A lovingly rendered, upbeat recognition of contemporary art forms, and a salient reminder to revel in art, culture, and community." -- Publishers Weekly

"C.G. Esperanza's joyous picture book, the graffiti, sounds and scenes of the Bronx are a feast for the eyes and ears. Combined with a rhythm and beat perfect for reading out loud, Boogie, Boogie, Y'all is a party on every page and everyone is invited." -- NPR Books

"After one listen, the print book will never feel the same, but one listen is surely just the beginning for this standout, immersive, wholly original audio celebration of art, creativity, and imagination." -- Booklist (starred review)