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Raul Colon

Biography

Raul Colon

Raúl Colón is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children. He has won the Golden Kite award, the New York Times Best Illustrated award, Silver and Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and ALA Notable honors, as well as critical acclaim from reviewers. He lives in New City, New York.
 
 

Raul Colon

Books by Raul Colon

Written by Robert Burleigh with illustrations by Raul Colon - Biography, Children's 4-8, Nature, Women's History
Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean. Taught to think big by her father who was a mapmaker, Marie wanted to do something no one had ever done before: map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Was it even possible? Not sure if she would succeed, Marie decided to give it a try.
 
Throughout history, others had tried and failed to measure the depths of the oceans. Sailors lowered weighted ropes to take measurements. Even today, scientists are trying to measure the depth by using echo sounder machines to track how long it would take a sound wave sent from a ship to the sea floor to come back. But for Marie, it was like piecing together an immense jigsaw puzzle.
 
Despite past failures and challenges --- sometimes Marie would be turned away from a ship because having a woman on board was “bad luck” --- Marie was determined to succeed. And she did, becoming the first person to chart the ocean floor, helping us better understand the planet we call home.
Written by Jonah Winter with illustrations by Raul Colon - Biography, Children's 4-8, Politics, Women's History

In this beautiful and empowering picture-book biography of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times bestselling author Winter and award-winning illustrator Colón illuminate her distinguished life and career. This stunning project follows Clinton from her early years as an outspoken student at Wellesley College and Yale Law School to marrying Bill Clinton and raising daughter Chelsea, to becoming First Lady of the United States and then a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. Here is the inspiring story of the woman who may soon change the world --- into a place where a girl can dream of growing up to be president.

by Raul Colon - Art, Picture

A boy named Leonardo begins to imagine and then draw a world afar --- first a rhinoceros, and then he meets some monkeys, and he always has a friendly elephant at his side. Soon he finds himself in the jungle and carried away by the sheer power of his imagination, seeing the world throuhg his own eyes and making friends along the way.

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Raul Colon - History, Inspirational, Nonfiction, Picture

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.  Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation.

Written by Pat Mora with illustrations by Raul Colon. - Children's, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her flowers as trumpets and her leftover tortillas as rafts. Flor loves to read, too, and she can often be found reading aloud to the children. One day, all the villagers hear a terrifying noise: it sounds like a huge animal bellowing just outside their village. Everyone is afraid, but not Flor. She wants to protect her beloved neighbors, so with the help of her animal friends, she sets off for the highest mesa to find the creature. Soon enough, though, the joke is on Flor and her friends, who come to rescue her, as she discovers the small secret behind that great big noise.