Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
Pages
36
Dimensions
8.5 X 9.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781554988495

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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.

Alfonso Ruano is an illustrator and the art director for Grupo SM, the world's largest publisher of Spanish-language children's books. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

ELISA AMADO is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written My Friend (Mi amiga), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; Un Barrilete para el Día de los Muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead; Cousins (Primas), illustrated by Luis Garay; Tricycle (El triciclo), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book; and What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?, both illustrated by Manuel Monroy. She lives in Toronto.

Reviews

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
USBBY's Outstanding International Books List
ALA Notable Children's Books
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Américas 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