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Bilingual English/Spanish. In this lighthearted bilingual immigration story, a young girl sees the word alien on her mother's Resident Alien card and concludes that her mother is from another planet until the girl finds out that the word has more than one meaning.
About the Author
RENÉ COLATO LAÍNEZ is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. A native of El Salvador, his goal is to write bilingual stories in which minority children are portrayed positively, with hopes and dreams for the future. Laínez was inspired to write this story by the fact that many children of immigrants have made the same assumptions as Sofia in this story after seeing their relatives' Resident Alien cards. When not writing or presenting at conferences,or workshops, Laínez teaches in a bilingual elementary school. He lives in Arleta, California.
LAURA LACÁMARA is both an author and illustrator of children's books. She is a popular presenter at schools, book festivals, libraries, and conferences, and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Lacámara was inspired to illustrate this story because it is clever, funny, and meaningful, and by the opportunity to draw aliens! Anative of Cuba, she now lives in Venice, California, with her husband and their daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a timely, clever story about a young girl who happens to find her mother's resident alien id card. Well, wouldn't you know it -- the girl thinks her mama must be an alien from outer space. The story, lushly illustrated by Laura Lacamara, pokes fun at a system that mislabels human earthlings as "aliens." Whether you were born in the USA, another country, or let's say you're visiting from a galaxy far, far away -- you will LOVE this bilingual treasure of a book!