My ALA 2016 Schedule

I will be presenting and signing books in ALA Orlando Conference . This is my schedule.

Learning Times Two - REFORMA President's Program

Saturday, June 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Manatee Springs I

Every day the demand for children’s bilingual (English/Spanish) books grows as more children in the United States learn Spanish as their first or second language. Books written and illustrated by Latinos/as are important for all children, but also essential to Latino families and the schools and libraries serving them.

How do bilingual books strengthen families, foster empathy, and improve school performance? What are the current barriers to more wide spread publication and use?

Join award-winning authors Monica Brown, René Colato Laínez, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Angela Dominguez, and Meg Medina as they discuss the importance of creating and promoting Latino bilingual books for children and youth.

Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez 
(Children's Book Press an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc.)

Saturday, June 25
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Booth 1469

Mamá the Alien/ Mamá la extraterrestre
This cheerful and timely bilingual picture book explores the path to American citizenship and what it means to be a "resident alien."

Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez (Holiday House, Inc.)

Saturday, June 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Booth 2019

¡Vámonos! Let's Go! : An adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus" in English and Spanish
You may know that the wheels on the bus go round and round, but did you know that las ruedas del bus ruedan y ruedan? Or that while the horn on the truck goes honk, honk, honk, la bocina del camión goes tut tuu tuu?

Young readers are in for a cheerful and cacophonous ride in this bilingual picture book that introduces them to the sounds of motorcycles, fire trucks and more in both English and Spanish. But the best sounds of all are the ones from the children as they reach the state park at the end of their trip.

Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez  (Arte Público Press)

Sunday, June 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Booth 1474

Arte Público Press and its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, will display books—in English, Spanish, and bilingual formats—by U.S. Hispanic authors.

Books by René Colato Laínez: Waiting for Papá/ Esperando a Papá, I Am René, the Boy/ Soy René, el niño and René Has Two Last Names/ René tiene dos apellidos

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