Eric Velasquez


My name is Eric Velasquez. In this web site you will find information about me, my books and illustrations, school visits, frequently asked questions, and more.

Also in this site you can order my books from your local book store and contact me to schedule a school visit or to ask a question. There are also a few surprises to find!

Please click on an image on my drawing table to find out more.


New Books:


Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
is my newest book. It won 2018 Walter Award and the International Latino Award.


Having me visit your school? Here is my short bio

Free PDF for teachers: Teaching Eric Velasquez's Grandma's Records and Grandma's Gift:
A Teachers Guide
By Brian Kelley, Fordham University

My book Grandma's Gift has won the Pura Belpre award for illustration.

The book contains a recipe for pasteles (a traditional Puerto Rican dish). Download the recipe

See more of my art in my Blog


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