René Has Two Last Names Virtual Book Tour- Day 10

One thing I’ve known for a long time about being a mom is that I wanted my child to be exposed to multicultural picture books while growing up.  If I was going to raise my child in a predominantly majority culture area, I wanted her or him (turns out he’s a him!) to be exposed to minority cultures.  If we were living in a more culturally diverse area, I would want his books to reflect that.  Now, I’ve made some progress in this area, but Daniel’s library is not nearly where I want it to be. It was partly in this spirit of diversification that I agreed to review “Rene Has Two Last Names.”

I really enjoyed this picture book.  The pictures are cute, visually interesting.  I love that the class is made up of children of various ethnicities.  I also enjoyed the story.  The thing I liked the most was the story’s simplicity.  This wasn’t some over the top story trying to teach white children about Latino children, it was simply the story of a little boy and his family, the little boy just happened to be from El Salvador.


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