March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Raúl the Third

Raúl The Third is an award-winning illustrator, author and artist living in Boston. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 

"Lowriders in Space" was nominated for a Texas BlueBonnet award in 2016-2017 and Gonzalez was awarded the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration by the American Library Association for Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. He was also a contributor to the SpongeBob Comics series.

"¡Vamos! Let’s Go to The Market!" Raul the Third's first authorial project, which he wrote and illustrated, and is colored by Elaine Bay. It received a Pura Belpre Honor. It was followed by the Pura Belpre award winning title Vamos! Let's go Eat.

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¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge
Children / Teens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
September 2021
ISBN 9780358380405
48 pages

Training Day
Children / Teens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
April 2021
ISBN 9780358380382
56 pages

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Tucson Medical Center

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Marshall Foundation

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