Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpre award winning author illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth from Chronicle Books. He is the author of Vamos! Let’s go to the Market from Versify books and Houghton-Mifflin. He has received fellowships from the Brother Thomas Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Lowriders in Space his first graphic novel by Cathy Camper was nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.