Raul Colen Goes to Washington!

[ Posted: Jan 23, 2012 ]

Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's wife, will be releasing a children’s book with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in June of 2012 - and Raul Colen has been asked to illustrate it! All net author proceeds for “Don’t Forget, Nana, God Bless our Troops” will benefit charities to support military families and children, and in honor of the book’s publication, Simon & Schuster will also be making a contribution to a charity that supports the same cause.

“As a military mom and a teacher, I wanted to write this book to make all Americans, especially children, aware of the unique experience of children who have a parent or other relative deployed in our armed forces,” said Jill Biden. “I saw with my own grandchildren just how difficult it is to carry on while you are worried about a parent who is serving in a war zone … and I also learned what a difference it makes when members of the community show support. I hope my granddaughter Natalie’s story, which inspired the book, gives readers some insight into the strength and character of our military families, and encourages them to reach out in their neighborhoods and communities.” Congratulations, Raul, for this exciting assignment! We are looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

Image by Raul Colon, from “Sugarcane”

Raul Colen Goes to Washington!

Related Links

- Raúl Colón's Altpick Portfolio

- Morgan Gaynin Inc.'s Altpick Portfolio