We talked to poet and children’s book author, Jorge Tetl Argueta, about why he writes for children and his passion for promoting literacy. Argueta’s poems give us a glimpse of communities that are often misrepresented, erased, and dehumanized in U.S. American literature. His books, which center mostly around his homeland of El Salvador, offer a beautiful counter-narrative meant to build a positive self-image and empathy for our growing immigrant communities.
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You’ll hear about Argueta’s project, Biblioteca de Los Sueños/Library of Dreams, a safe space for children to read and dream in El Salvador. If you wish to contribute, visit its GoFundMe campaign.
Also, check out the Entre Dos Goodreads collection to see a list of Argueta’s works.
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