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Dad Is Cool and Mom Rocks: A Wild Ride Translating a Husband-and-Wife Book Series on Parenting

Dad is Cool and Mom Rocks are short story collections about parenting written by Brazilian journalist and radio personality Marcos Piangers and his wife Ana Cardoso, who is also a journalist and women's rights activist. The speaker will read from the books and discuss how the Portuguese>English translation was challenging in some areas–dynamic writing style, colorful descriptions, a few local expressions–but extremely rewarding in others. While these stories are about raising two young daughters in Brazil, the events narrated by the author translated easily into English with minor language adjustments, proving that parenting is indeed a universal experience.