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Call Me Iggy

February 13

Illustrated cover for Call Me Iggy. A teenage boy with short black hair, a red hoodie, blue jeans, and a black backpack has one hand in his hoodie pocket and the other oh his head. He is glancing at the girl next to him and looks a little embarrassed or maybe fond. She has long brown hair, a light orange jacket, a light blue shirt, brown pans, and a green messenger bag. Behind them is a silhouetted scene from their school, and above them is the friendly ghost of the boy's grandfather.Call Me Iggy by Jorge Aguirre & Rafael Rosado
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Ignacio “Iggy” Garcia is an Ohio-born Colombian American teen living his best life. After bumping into Marisol (and her coffee) at school, Iggy’s world is spun around. But Marisol as too much going on to be bothered with the likes of Iggy. She has school, work, family, and the uphill battle of getting her legal papers. As Iggy stresses over how to get Marisol to like him, his grandfather comes to the rescue. The thing is, not only is his abuelito dead, but he also gives terrible love advice. The worst. And so, with his ghost abuelito’s meddling, Iggy’s life begins to unravel as he sets off on a journey of self-discovery.

Call me Iggy tells the story of Iggy searching for his place in his family, his school, his community, and ultimately—as the political climate in America changes during the 2016 election— his country. Focusing on familial ties and budding love, Call me Iggy challenges our assumptions about Latino-American identity while reaffirming our belief in the hope that all young people represent. Perfect for lovers of multigenerational stories like Displacement and The Magic Fish.

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February 13
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