Rene Colato Lainez is a Hispanic educator and author of several bilingual award-winning children’s books. His books reflect the immigrant experience from a child’s point of view, covering topics such as cultural identity issues and the difficulties of learning a second language. His books are based in his own experiences. He has a master’s degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults. Rene is an elementary school teacher at LAUSD.

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