Books written by Jorge Argueta

Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

October 11, 2016 | 36 pages
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... More Info


March 1, 2015 | 32 pages
In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while. The children imagine that their ingredients are... More Info


Groundwood Books | April 9, 2013 | 32 pages
In his new cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks. The book opens with an homage to corn ? white, yellow, blue, purple, red and black ? in Maya mythology... More Info


March 27, 2012 | 32 pages
Following on the success of Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is Jorge Argueta's third book in our bilingual cooking poem series — Guacamole — with very cute, imaginative illustrations by Margarita Sada. Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long... More Info