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Raúl The Third
Raúl The Third is a New York Times bestselling and three-time Pura Belpre award-winning illustrator, author, and artist living in Boston. Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge was awarded one of the year’s Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2021 from the New York Times and the New York Public Library. He is currently adapting his World of Vamos! books into an animated television series with Silvergate Media and Mercury Filmworks. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
¡Vamos! Let’s Go to The Market! is Raúl’s first authorial project, which he wrote and illustrated, and is colored by Elaine Bay was awarded a Pura Belpre honor by the American Library Association and Reforma.
Vamos! Let’s go Eat was awarded the Pura Belpre award in illustration by the American Library Association and Reforma.
Lowriders in Space was nominated for a Texas BlueBonnet award in 2016-2017 and Raúl was awarded the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration by the American Library Association for Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. Lowriders Blast from the Past and Lowriders to the Rescue are the third and fourth books in the series. He was also a contributor to the SpongeBob Comics series.
He is the co-creator of Strollercoaster with Matthew Ringler and Elaine Bay from Little Brown and Company.
He is currently collaborating with New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds on Stuntboy in the Meantime from Simon and Schuster.