With Two Last Names, René Gets Extra Recognition!

  Bilingual book earns more praise as a 
2010 Américas Award Commended Title 

René Has Two Last Names
Americas Award SealRené Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos (Piñata Books, 2009) by René Colato Laínez has been named a 2010 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Commended Title.

Sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), the Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By combining and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere.  The award winners and commended titles are selected for their 1) distinctive literary quality; 2) cultural contextualization; 3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and 4) potential for classroom use.

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