Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

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$18.95  $17.43
Groundwood Books
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8.5 X 0.4 X 9.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Jorge Argueta is a prize-winning poet and teacher. Born in El Salvador, he came to San Francisco in 1980. The prolific author of several award-winning books, he is active in the cultural life of the city, teaches poetry in the public schools, and also works with humanitarian organizations to assist families and children in El Salvador.


Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
USBBY's Outstanding International Books List
ALA Notable Children's Books
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Amรฉricas Award Commended Title
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year/strong>
Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature Honor Book
"With tenderness and humanity, this bilingual book describes the hopes, fears, and uncertainties of the thousands of displaced children that arrive every year at the southern border of the United States . . . Poignant, heartbreaking, and sadly, timely." -- Kirkus, starred review

"Argueta and Ruano present a unique and much-needed perspective on the reasons driving young people to immigrate to the U.S. ... extremely vital." -- Booklist, starred review

"A much-needed jumping-off point for elementary classroom discussions of refugees and immigration." -- School Library Journal

"The poems are vivid and accessible, and Ruano's earth-toned acrylic illustrations show people on the move who are both fragile and strong at the same time." -- Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

"Delicately illustrated and painstakingly presented, Somos como las nubes/ We are Like the Clouds is highly recommended, compassionate reading." -- Midwest Book Review