Rene Colato Lainez
René Colato Laínez is an award-winning Salvadoran author of numerous multicultural and bilingual books. He is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. René is a bilingual elementary teacher at Fernangeles Elementary School, where his students refer to him as “the teacher full of stories.” His writing style embraces his culture, reflects his language, and captures his experiences as an immigrant. René has received several awards, including the International Latino Book Award, Americas Book Award Commended Title, and the International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice.