Author & Illustrator

Eric Velasquez

Biography

Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem in New York City. As a child, his love for doodling and drawing was strongly encouraged by his mother. From his grandmother he inherited a love of music and from his father he developed a love of movies. Growing up in this setting, Eric says, “Becoming an artist was a natural choice for me. I have never thought of being anything else.”

Most Popular Eric Velasquez Books

A Sweet Smell of Roses book
5.0
civil rights movement · activism · Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Sweet Smell of Roses
libraries · library · African Americans · New York
Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library
Olympics · history · diversity · sports
Touch the Sky

All Eric Velasquez Books

Collaborators

Addie Boswell
Angela Johnson
Richard Michelson
Carole Boston Weatherford
Ann Malaspina

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
5Illustrated

Most Recent Book

grandma · rescue
Octopus Stew

Highest Rated Book

A Sweet Smell of Roses book
5.0
civil rights movement · activism · Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Sweet Smell of Roses

Official Website

http://www.ericvelasquez.com/