I am René Colato Laínez, the Salvadoran award winning author of I Am René, the Boy/ Soy René, el niño, Waiting for Papá/ Esperando a Papá, and Playing Lotería/ El juego de la lotería. My 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 Tejas Star Book Award Selection and the New Mexico Book Award. I was named “Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read)” by latinostories.com. I am a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults.
Latino Children, My roots, My family, The World
Rene Has Two Last Names/ Rene tiene dos apellidos, My Shoes and I, From North to South/ Del norte al sur, The Tooth Fairy Meets el Raton Perez, Friends/ Amigos Series
Stefanie Von Borstel
Arte Publico Press, Luna Rising, Boyds Mills Press, Childrens Book Press, Tricycle Press, HarperCollins
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