Planet Picture Book

Talking with Mother Earth/Hablando con Madre Tierra

This collection of bilingual Spanish/English poems recounted by Tetl, a young Pipil Nahua Indian, tell of his close bond with Mother Earth and the taunts he suffers because of his indigenous heritage.  I couldn’t resist slipping a second collection...

Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds

This collection of bilingual Spanish/English poems recounts the perilous journey undertaken by thousands of children from Central America who are leaving their homelands to seek out a better life in the United States. This is the picture book that...

El Salvador

This leg of the Planet Picture Book journey was prompted by, appropriately enough, a book: Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano and translated by Elisa Amado. I kept seeing it mentioned – in...