Finalists for 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

I am so happy and honored to be a finalist for the 2019 NSK Nuestadt Prize for Children's Literature. Congratulations to all the finalists:  Margarita Engle, Yuyi Morales, Ana Maria Machado, Isabel Minhós Martins, Hilary Mckay, Renée Watson and Jeanette Winter.

Es un honor, estoy muy feliz de ser un finalista pare el premio 2019 NSK Nuestadt de Literatura Para Niños. Felicidades a los otros finalistas Margarita Engle, Yuyi Morales, Ana Maria Machado, Isabel Minhós Martins, Hilary Mckay, Renée Watson y Jeanette Winter.



The NSK Prize is celebrated for its exclusive focus on literary merit, being recognized as one of the most truly international literary awards given in the world. This year’s nominees are from around the globe, and, notably, female authors make up almost all of the finalists. 

Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Series

This summer, I will be part of the Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Series. 
This is my schedule:

Harbor Gateway, June 12, 2018- 4:00 PM
Mid Valley, June 13, 2018- 4:00 PM
Vermont Square, July 11, 2018- 2:00 PM
Sun Valley, July 18, 2018- 4:00 PM
Benjamin Franklin, July 19, 2018- 4:00 PM





Summer Author Series- Los Angeles Public Library



For more information visit http://www.lapl.org/summerauthor


Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will also be receiving a free copy of the author’s book. Come out and enjoy the fun!

¡Refréscate este verano conociendo y conectándote con autores en tu biblioteca! Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de recibir un libro gratuito. También se proporcionarán refrigerios.

You can meet the following authors and illustrators: Antonio Sacre, Laura Lacámara, René Colato Laínez, José Lozano, José Pimienta, Lilliam Rivera, Ariana Stein, Patty Rodriguez, Molly Ostertag, Chris Robertson, Tao Nyeu, Abdi Nazemian, LeUyen Pham, Maurene Goo, Kathryn Hewitt, Nilah Magruder, Andrea Loney, Susan Bernardo, Courtenay Fletcher, Eren Unten, Cecil Castellucci, Brandy Colbert, Sara Saedi, Mary McCoy, Aditi Khorana, Robin Benway, Tillie Walden, Erica Silverman, Ashlyn Anstee and Katherine Kottaras.

June


Woodland Hills Branch Library
June 5, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Molly Ostertag

West Los Angeles Regional Library
June 7, 2018 4:15PM to 5:15PM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
June 9, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu

Mar Vista Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Silver Lake Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Abdi Nazemian

Chinatown Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet LeUyen Pham

Northridge Branch Library
June 12, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Maurene Goo

Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library
June 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Pacoima Branch Library
June 13, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Ascot Branch Library
June 13, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Washington Irving Branch Library
June 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Mid-Valley Regional Library
June 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Encino - Tarzana Branch Library
June 14, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Abdi Nazemian

Playa Vista Branch Library
June 15, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library
June 19, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library
June 20, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Chatsworth Branch Library
June 20, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Fairfax Branch Library
June 20, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Wilmington Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Felipe de Neve Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
June 27, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Studio City Branch Library
June 27, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Eren Unten

Pico Union Branch Library
June 28, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara

Atwater Village Branch Library
June 28, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Cecil Castellucci

Echo Park Branch Library
June 28, 2018 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Brandy Colbert

Baldwin Hills Branch Library
June 29, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Molly Ostertag

Eagle Rock Branch Library
June 30, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Sara Saedi


July

Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
July 3, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ariana Stein

Angeles Mesa Branch Library
July 10, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Patty Rodriguez

Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library
July 10, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Cahuenga Branch Library
July 10, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara

Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library
July 11, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

Little Tokyo Branch Library
July 11, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Ariana Stein

Vermont Square Branch Library
July 11, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Sunland - Tujunga Branch Library
July 12, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Mary McCoy

Platt Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Aditi Khorana

Westchester - Loyola Village Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Studio City Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Robin Benway

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
July 12, 2018 5:00PM to July 18, 2018 6:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tillie Walden

Lincoln Heights Branch Library
July 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Central Library
July 14, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Erica Silverman

Central Library
July 14, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Sara Saedi

Robertson Branch Library
July 15, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Memorial Branch Library
July 16, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Cecil Castellucci

Edendale Branch Library
July 16, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Mark Twain Branch Library
July 16, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tillie Walden

Junipero Serra Branch Library
July 17, 2018 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Summer Author: Nilah Magruder

John C. Fremont Branch Library
July 18, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library
July 18, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

Sun Valley Branch Library
July 18, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Malabar Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Valley Plaza Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Pio Pico - Koreatown Branch Library
July 20, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Erica Silverman

West Valley Regional Branch Library
July 21, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Aditi Khorana

Arroyo Seco Regional Library
July 23, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Courtenay Fletcher

John Muir Branch Library
July 24, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

Eagle Rock Branch Library
July 25, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu

Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library
July 25, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Ascot Branch Library
July 26, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Porter Ranch Branch Library
July 26, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Robin Benway

Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library
July 27, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

El Sereno Branch Library
July 30, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Mary McCoy

Lake View Terrace Branch Library
July 31, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Patty Rodriguez

Junipero Serra Branch Library
July 31, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library
July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet E. Katherine Kottaras

Wilshire Branch Library
July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara



August 

Lincoln Heights Branch Library
August 2, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu





El Dia del Salvadoreño en Oakland

On August 5, El Dia del Salvadoreño in Oakland, I will be signing copies of my new book Telegrams to Heaven: The Childhood of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

El 5 de agosto, El Dia del Salvadoreño en Oakland, voy a estar firmando copias de mi nuevo libro Telegramas al cielo: La infancia de monseñor Oscar Romero.


Jefferson- Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library



On Wednesday, August 2, I will be presenting at Jefferson- Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library at 3:30 pm. This presentation is part of Los Angeles Public Library -Summer Author Program.

El miércoles 2 de agosto, voy a presentar en la biblioteca Jefferson- Vassie D. Wright Memorial como parte del programa de verano de La biblioteca pública de Los Angeles- Programa de verano de autores. 




Booktrailers: Telegramas al cielo/ Telegrams to Heaven



Telegramas al cielo/ Telegrams to Heaven


Written by René Colato Laínez
Illustrated by Pixote Hunt


Luna’s Press Books

(415) 260-7490

Telegrams to Heaven recounts the moving childhood of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, who from an early age discovers the candor, light and power of the word, which he uses to pray and to write poetry, sending telegrams to heaven from
his heart. René Colato Laínez, the renowned Salvadoran writer, has written a touching story about the great Salvadoran prophet who dreamed from his childhood of being a priest, and became not only a priest, but also a bishop, an archbishop, and the great orator of his country. His word remains, for the Salvadoran people and the world—a prayer, a poem, a sweet telegram that Archbishop Romero continues to send in the name of his people to the heart of heaven. The colorful, modern illustrations of Pixote Hunt make us reflect with deep tenderness, showing us the innocence of the great Archbishop Romero as a young child.

Telegramas al Cielo narra la conmovedora niñez de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, quien desde muy temprana edad descubre la candidez, la luz y la fuerza de la palabra, la cual utiliza para rezar y escribir poesía, para desde su corazón enviar telegramas al cielo. El afamado escritor salvadoreño, René Colato Laínez, ha escrito una enternecedora historia del gran profeta salvadoreño que soñó desde su infancia con ser sacerdote y no solo lo fue, sino que también se convirtió en monseñor, obispo, arzobispo y el gran orador de su país. Su palabra permanece entre el pueblo salvadoreño y el mundo: como un rezo, como un poema, como un dulce telegrama que monseñor Romero sigue enviando, en nombre de su pueblo, al corazón del cielo. Las modernas y coloridas ilustraciones de Pixote Hunt, nos hacen reflexionar con profunda ternura, al mostrarnos la inocencia del pequeño gran monseñor Romero.