Patty York Raymond is a Multi-Award Winning Author and a native Texan. She is best known for writing children’s picture books with rich language that incorporate music and movement and celebrate family and heritage. Her children’s book, It’s Too Windy! was honored with the International Latino Book Award for 2016 and 2017. The ABCs to Ranching, was awarded Best Children’s Interactive Book by The Texas Authors Association in 2018. It was also honored with two International Latino Book Awards in the Best Educational Children’s Picture Book and Best Gift Set categories also for the year 2018. Her most recent children's picture book Aspire/Aspirar (2021) is a flip over book in English and Spanish.
Patty earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and her Administration and Supervision from Texas A&M International University. She has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, teacher and administrator. Patty especially enjoys visiting elementary schools throughout Texas and beyond, sharing her stories and inspiring students to read and write. She and her family reside in South Texas where she is an independent education consultant as well as owner/director of Abrazo Case Management Services for Children and Pregnant Women.
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