Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Highly acclaimed children’s book illustrator Raúl Colón studied art in Puerto Rico and later resettled to his first home in New York City, where he began his freelance career. He has since illustrated more than books for children, including the New York Times best-seller “Angela and the Baby Jesus” by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich’s “José! Born to Dance” and Jill Biden’s “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.” Colón has been recognized with a Golden Kite Award and a Pura Belpré Award, as well as a Silver Medal and a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Raúl Colón, “Baseball Is…” (Simon & Schuster) captures the joy and history of one of America’s most revered pastimes. Borden and Colón work together to honor the sounds, smells and emotions of baseball in this picture book.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Raúl Colón