A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.
Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!
What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick and find Paletero José!
Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.
Full of musicality, generosity, kindness, and ice pops, this book is sure to satisfy fans of Thank You, Omu! and Carmela Full of Wishes.
Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author’s note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band’s popular song that inspired the book.
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
Praise For Paletero Man…
The unifying lure of paleta love underscores the joys all people—regardless of differences—have in common. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Filled with life and joy, this story is an upbeat, multi-sensory experience that honors the breadth and harmony of multiculturalism in Diaz’s LA hometown.
— School Library Journal (starred review)
A wonderfully executed treat of a book with a sweet community focus. — Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"Depicts wonderful examples of kindness, community, and delicious paletas." — Booklist (starred review)
Author: Lucky Diaz
Illustrator: Micah Player
Page Count: 32
Published: June 1, 2021