Lunchtime Author Google Hangout with René Colato Laínez

 

Award-winning author René Colato Laínez. Courtesy: Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)

Award-winning author René Colato Laínez. Courtesy: Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)

Award winner René Colato Laínez continues our L4LL Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series. René shares all kinds of chisme on his forthcoming book Vámonos/Let’s Go which is illustrated by his friend Joe Cepeda and is being released on July 30th. A winner of various awards, including recognitions by the American Library Association (ALA), he is most proud of receiving a Premio Actitud.

Premios what? René educated me by telling me that it’s an award presented by La Prensa de Los Ángeles to Salvadorans whose work is making a positive impact and helping to change the negative stereotypes of poverty, gangs, and violence of El Salvador.

René was both in this Central American nation and immigrated as a young child to America. This led to one more important conversation: immigration. Like his peers, his children’s literature books are universal. But René unapologetically declares his mission as writing about the immigration experience specifically for immigrant children.

Our “Lunchtime Author Google Hangout” series is part of our 2015 Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program.

Click on the video for food for thought and inspiration for any reader, writer, or student!

El autor galardonado René Colato Laínez continúa nuestra serie de conversaciones en Google Hangout con autores. René compartió sus planes: un nuevo libro Vámonos/Let’s Go ilustrado por su amigo Joe Cepeda que se publica el 30 de julio. Premiado por muchas organizaciones como la Asociación de Bibliotecas de América (ALA), se jacta de recibir el Premio Actitud por su trabajo para adelantar la comunidad y mejorar la imagen de los Salvadoreños. De niño Réne inmigró a los Estados Unidos. Por eso se ha comprometido a escribir del tema de la inmigración para un público de niños inmigrantes.

Nuestra serie de “Google Hangouts a la hora del almuerzo con autores” forma parte de nuestro L4LL Programa de lectura de verano para jóvenes latinos de 2015.

¡Lector, escritor o estudiante: click en el video para inspirarse con las palabras de René!

Latinos over-index on YouTube. Rather than just search and play music or beauty videos, we hope Hispanics also turn to this outlet for educational purposes. Click to navigate to our Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) YouTube channel where we’re curating a video library of Latino children’s literature, including book video trailers and our Google Hangouts with authors.

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