Mamá the Alien

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Some of you may remember I interviewed Salvadoran children’s author René Colato Laínez here before, and today I’m excited to not only share his newest book with you, but to offer you the opportunity to win a copy of it in the giveaway below!

Mamá the Alien/Mamá la extraterrestre by René Colato Laínez, illustrated by Laura Lacámara is a bilingual book in both English and Spanish, which is something I always appreciated finding when my boys were little. I love owning books that I can read to them in either language and which are accessible to everyone in the house. I also found books like this to be an invaluable tool (for myself, and for the kids), to learn new vocabulary by comparing the two texts.

Mamá the Alien tells the story of a little girl named Sofia who discovers her mother’s “Resident Alien” card and then begins to wonder what sort of alien her mother is. Is her mother trilingual? Does she speak English, Spanish, and… Alien? The concept of this book is great because it really is a confusing concept for young children to hear this word “alien” in the media to refer to people who have come from other countries when their only frame of reference is the sci-fi outer space definition of the word.

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The fun, colorful illustrations and the anticipation of wondering what Sofia will discover about her mother will be sure to keep kids interested while teaching them something new, and reassuring those who may be struggling with similar questions about a family member’s or his/her own identity.

Want to win a copy? Enter the giveaway below!

===GIVEAWAY CLOSED! CONGRATS TO Paola R!===

Giveaway Details

Prize description: One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book MAMA THE ALIEN by René Colato Laínez, illustrated by Laura Lacámara.

How to enter: Just leave a comment below!

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You must be able to provide a U.S. address for prize shipment. Your name and address will only be shared with the person responsible for prize fulfillment for that purpose. Please no P.O. Boxes. One entry per household. Make sure that you enter a valid email address in the email address field so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be selected at random. Winner has 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entries are being accepted between August 19th, 2016 through August 24th, 2016. Entries received after August 24th, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST, will not be considered. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. If you win, by accepting the prize, you are agreeing that Latinaish.com assumes no liability for damages of any kind. By entering your name below you are agreeing to these Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

Buena suerte / Good luck!

20 thoughts on “Mamá the Alien

  1. I would love to have this book, both for myself and a girlfriend for whom I think this would really help her dialogue with her children about her residency situation. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  2. I live seeing Latino authored books. I didn’t grow up with bilingual books and would have loved that, I am halpy to see more of that for our children now. Keep up the awesome work and being a change agent for our Latino communities!

  3. What a fun book! I’d like to win and donate the prize to my nephew’s elementary school library in Bay Point, CA where predominately Spanish speaking households are the majority. Dual immersion books like this help Spanish speaking parents and English speaking children connect. Fingers crossed! Gracias.

  4. I’d LOVE to win this for my family! We’ve been learning so many new words this summer reading bilingual books. We haven’t read this one yet. Thanks for the chance, Tracy!

  5. I would love to have this book! Yesterday my ten-year-old and four-year-old sons met my boyfriend who is from El Salvador. In the months we’ve been dating, I’ve been very slowly learning Spanish. This book would help my sons and I learn Spanish and about resident aliens. I love Latinaish.com, and my boyfriend loves when I cook your recipes!

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