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A transformative, noteworthy debut. A philosophical read, begging discussion and interpretation."-Pam Munoz 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 Bogota 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
Alejandra Algorta is a writer and editor from Bogota. She is the founder and editor of the poetry publishing house, Cardumen. Neverforgotten is her debut novel.
Ivan Rickenmann is a painter and professor from Bogota, who has exhibited his work worldwide. He is particularly interested in abandoned spaces that allow you to witness the passage of time. This is his first book for children.
Aida Salazar is the author of the verse novels The Moon Within, winner of the International Latino Book Award, and Land of the Cranes, winner of a NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor. She is a founding member of Las Musas. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA. Neverforgotten is her first book of translation.