Illustrator Eric Velasquez, winner of numerous prizes including the John Steptoe/Coretta Scott King Award, a Pura Belpré Award and an NAACP Image Award, reads us his new picture book, Octopus Stew. What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! A boy, Ramsey uses both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela. This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author’s childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture and more.
- Introduced by: Mrs. Sharp’s Panthers from Zilker Elementary
- Book Signing: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.
Eric Velasquez, Octopus Stew