José Ramírez

Books by This Illustrator

Quinito's Neighborhood

Illustration of a young boy standing in front of his house
Illustrated by: José Ramírez
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Young Quinito takes us on a tour of his neighborhood, where his relatives and friends are doing important jobs and helping each other. Children and grown-ups will appreciate the community spirit pervading the text, as well as the colorful pictures of Quinito's neighborhood. Ideal for young children learning new English and Spanish vocabulary.

Quinito, Day and Night

Illustration of young boy in both day and night
Illustrated by: José Ramírez
Language: English, Spanish, Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Author Ina Cumpiano and illustrator José Ramírez have teamed up once again to bring young readers an engaging story about young Quinito, his family, and his daily activities. The bilingual story shows how opposites (early/late, sunny/rainy, messy/neat) play an important part of Quinito's life through charming text and vibrant illustrations. Ideal for young children learning new English and Spanish vocabulary.

When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

Illustrated by: José Ramírez
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Language: English

When Carlos Santana picked up la guitarra, he took the soul of the Blues, the brains of Jazz, and the energy of Rock and Roll, and added the slow heat of Afro-Cuban drums and the cilantro-scented sway of the music he’d grown up with in Mexico. There were a lot of bands in San Francisco but none of them sounded like this. Had Carlos finally found the music that would make his angels real? Winner of the 2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award and the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal.