Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like The Clouds

ISBN-10: 1554988497
ISBN-13: 9781554988495
Author: Argueta, Jorge, translated by Elisa Amado
Illustrated by: Ruano, Alfonso
Interest Level: 1-7
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: October 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 36

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Interest Level

Grades 1-7

Reading Level

Lexile: NP

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them. This powerful book by award-winning Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta describes the terrible process that leads young people to undertake the extreme hardships and risks involved in the journey to what they hope will be a new life of safety and opportunity. A refugee from El Salvador's war in the eighties, Argueta was born to explain the tragic choice confronting young Central Americans today who are saying goodbye to everything they know because they fear for their lives. This book brings home their situation and will help young people who are living in safety to understand those who are not. Compelling, timely and eloquent, this book is beautifully illustrated by master artist Alfonso Ruano who also illustrated The Composition, considered one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic's Parent and Child Magazine.
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