Review and Giveaway: René Has Two Last Names

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  1. Hi Carrie,

    This is a great article full of celebration for our familias and roots.

    Leave your comments and questions and you may get a signed copy of Rene Has Two Last Names.


    Rene Ademir Colato Lainez

  2. Maria H says:

    Thanks for adding to the selection of books about latino children. I too grew up without them and I’m so happy my children have more options…

  3. I just want to say “i love this book”. I was fortunate to receive a copy in one of the other blog tour stops (please don’t enter me in the drawing), our favorite part of the story is when René eats pupusas for dinner. My son loved that!

    Loved reading your thoughts on the book!

  4. lisa renata says:

    Working in Education and teaching ESL for many years, I ran into that same question. Especially where I live now! I also gave them a similar answer to yours. But I also ran into the same problem, where- depending on whom registered the students is what their last name ended being for the rest or their US stay. Sometimes the mom’s, name other times the dad’s name, and rarely both. So when I worked for the intake center (where new students are registered into the country/county schools) I would proudly write down their full last name.

    Anyway, I have been planing on ordering this book and several others of his. So if I win, that sure would be a nice treat!

  5. John Lamb says:

    I’d love to share this with my kids, who have two last names when they’re in their mother’s home country and one last name when they’re in their dad’s.

    My favorite description of this system of family naming is the “double-barreled name!”

  6. Dariela says:

    I am very practical. As soon as I realized one last name is the way to go in the US I just named my children with one last name and I took off my 2nd last name. At the beginning I had people ask me what’s your last name and it was confusing when I gave 2 but little by little I got the point. My son doesn’t even have a middle name! …But that’s another story. The book looks great and even though my son doesn’t have 2 last names he’ll learn about our 2 last names in my family!

  7. Carrie says:

    John Lamb, likes You! E-mail me your address so the author and his people can mail you a copy of the book.

    Thanks everyone for sharing your story and hurrah, indeed, for more Latino options for our children. I would have loved to read about kids like me — bi-cultural children of immigrants — when I was growing up cubanita in Miami.

  8. Nancy says:

    I love that I read this post about this book today. My two-year old said her last name today for the first time, which is of course her father’s name (she even tried to roll her rr) and I was wondering how much time I should wait before introducing my last name (which is three words and quite a mouthful). I am hopeful that she will take pride in using both of her last names. Thank you, as always, for sharing such wonderful resources for parent trying to raise bilingual, bicultural children.

  9. Elisa says:

    What a great find. I’m going to purchase this book for my daughter. I too have two last names and when we immigrated to Texas from Mexico back in the ‘8os. the teachers thought one of the last names was my “middle” name and so I ended up with just one last name!

  10. Mercedes Celina Lara Orozco de Castro says:

    I read about you in a form from CABE and asked my friend from work to go to your workshop and check your books. She did and brought me a flier with your information and about your new book. I am so very proud of you being compatriotas, not that many are authors specially kids books. I would love to get a copy of your new book and I don’t win it I will make sure I will buy it and read it to my five year old.

    Keep on writing and making our country proud.

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