Waiting for Papa/Esperando a Papa

Waiting for Papa/Esperando a Papa

By Rene Colato Lainez; Anthony Accardo (Illustrator)

Arte Publico Press, Hardcover, 9781558854031, 1pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004

Juvenile Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. In this heartwarming bilingual picture book about a boy's reunion with his father, readers discover a young character whose vision and tenacity allow him to accomplish a feat that once seemed nearly impossible. Through the character's memories of El Salvador and his classroom experiences, the reader also gains insight into the tense political ramifications of war in a country and how that war impacts its survivors. For Beto and the reader, WAITING FOR PAPA is an educational lesson.

About the Author
RenE Colato LaInez is the author of many bilingual and multicultural children's books including SeNor Pancho Had a Rancho. He lives in Arleta, California.

Anthony Accardo is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Benito's Sopaipillas / Los sopaipillas de Benito (Pinata Books, 2007), Chiles for Benito / Chiles para Benito (Pinata Books, 2003), and Benito's Bizcochitos / Los bizcochitos de Benito (Pinata Books, 1999). He lives and works in Brooklyn.