René Has Two Last Names Virtual Book Tour- Day 2

René Colato Laínez is the Salvadoran award winning author of:
I Am Rene, the Boy/ Soy Rene, El Nino
Waiting for Papá / Esperando a Papá

Playing Loteria / El juego de la loteria

Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene Tiene Dos Apellidos

The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez

Colato Lainez’s picture books have been honored by the Latino Book Award, the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, the California Collection for Elementary Readers, the Texas Star Book Award Selection and the New Mexico Book Award. He was also named “Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read)” by Colato Lainez is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults.

I have the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Rene Has Two Last Names virtual book tour and had the opportunity to ask René Colato Laínez about everything from his roots to his inspiration…


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