René Has Two Last Names book cover

René Has Two Last Names

Written by René Colato Laínez
Illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramírez
Published by Piñata Books

This week's Dial a story helps to celebrate National Welcoming Week, a week set aside to welcome newcomers to America, as they become our friends, neighbors and classmates. Our book tells the story of René, a boy from El Salvador who is getting used to a new school and new customs here in the United States. But René also learns to treasure and value customs his family has brought with them from their far away country of origin, specifically, the custom of using the last names of BOTH of his parents as his own. Listen and learn something new!

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