Imagination Friday with Raúl the Third

Meet Raúl the Third and hear about his newest ¡Vamos! book. ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge is a joyful story about coming together and celebrating community. Traffic has come to a stop on a bridge and Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé are tired of waiting in their truck–until they have the idea of holding an epic party!

Raúl the Third introduces his new book and process of writing and illustrating, invite children to create their own stories and answer questions.

You must register for the webinar to attend. You will receive a link to join this exciting interaction with Raúl the Third. Teachers who want to show the webinar live to their classes can live-stream the webinar. The webinar will be recorded. Those who register will receive a link to watch the recording if unable to join us live. You can also return to this event entry to watch the recording.


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Host: Kathy Short, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and Director of WOW
Panelists: Raúl the Third
Co-Sponsor: Tucson Festival of Books


Raúl the Third is an award-winning illustrator and the author/illustrator of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go To Market and ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat. He is also the illustrator for the Lowriders series by Cathy Camper and is working on a YA graphic novel with David Bowles. He grew up between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, México, and now lives in Boston.

Copies of the books featured on Imagination Fridays can be ordered from UArizona BookStores.

Imagination Fridays is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words/University of Arizona and will occur one Friday a month at 1:00-1:45 pm from September to December with a new author and/or illustrator to introduce a brand new book. Add excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrator to promote new books and encourage children as readers, writers, and illustrators.

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