René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos

Title

René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos

Illustrator

Fabiola Graullera Ramirez

Publisher

Pinata Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781558855304

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Salvadoran immigrant is teased for having two last names until he presents his family tree project celebrating his heritage.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD610L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; bilingual child; bilingual family; two languages; immigrant child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Salvadorian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

International Latino Book Award, 2010, 2nd place, Best Children's Picture Book (bilingual)
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2010, Winner, Multicultural And International Awareness
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2010, Commended Title
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Ages 5 to 9

Keywords

last names; family tree; school project; leaves; ancestry; name tag; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos

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