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Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene Tiene DOS Apellidos (English/Spanish)
Rene Colato Lainez
Fabiola Graullera Ramirez
Hispanic, Hispanic American
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On the first day at his new school, Rene Colato Lainez is given a sticker that says Rene Colato. Why is the sticker missing his second last name? Young Rene is from El Salvador, and he doesn't understand why his name has to be different in the United States. When he writes Colato, he sees his paternal grandparents, Rene and Amelia. When he writes Lainez, he sees his maternal grandparents, Angela and Julio. Rene doesn't want to lose the part of him that comes from his mother's family. So when the students are given a project to create a family tree, Rene is determined to explain the importance of using both of his last names. This charming bilingual picture book shows a boy's clever efforts to help his classmates understand an Hispanic cultural tradition.