LITERATURE
Argueta, Jorge

Somos como las nubes / We Are like the Clouds

(1) 4-6 Translated by Elisa Amado. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Argueta's bilingual collection gives voice to refugee children who emigrate from Central American countries to the United States in search of safety or better lives. The poems, written in the first person, present the candid perspective of the children's experiences; they include whimsical imagery but also scary threats. Delicate illustrations present both realistic portrayals and surreal depictions that complement the textual imagery.

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