Bilingual author René Colato Laínez arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador with few possessions, but many dreams for his future. During this program he will talk about his successful journey from his childhood as an immigrant lost in a strange new world, to his life as a teacher and a published author. His presentation is full of music, dreams, and roots, in English and Spanish—and is of course full of stories. Learn his three rules to success: never give up, study hard, and believe in yourself.
Colato Laínez is the Salvadoran award-winning author of I Am René, the Boy; Waiting for Papá; and many other books that feature Latin American children learning about cultural identity. His picture books have been finalists for the Tejas Star Book Award, given special recognition by the Paterson Prize, and earned the International Latino Book Award. He was named as one of the “Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read)” by latinostories.com.
When: Friday, December 21, 2012, 11 AM
Time Detail: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Dec. 21 - 23
Categories: Gallery Talks &Tours, Kids & Families, Webcasts & Webinars
Venue: Washington DC: American Indian Museum
Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level