Lachtman, O. (1995) Pepita Talks Twice. Piñata Books, Houston, TX: An Imprint of Arte Público Press; Bilingual Edition.
Pepita decides she's not going to speak Spanish because so many people ask her to translate for them and she doesn't like it, but she realizes how important speaking Spanish is when she needs to call her dog.
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman was born in California, but her parents were from Mexico. As a child, the author learned to speak English and Spanish at the same time.
When she was only twelve, Ofelia Dumas Lachtman's first work was published. It was a poem included in a book of children's poetry. Later, she worked in the medical field. She also directed an association for young people. Today she writes for children, for young adults, and for adults.
Skipping Stones Honor Award 1996