Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

Title

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

Authors

Jorge Argueta

Illustrator

Alfonso Ruano

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781554988495

Pages

36 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book; poetry

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Poems describe the experiences of young Central Americans as they leave the dangers of their own countries to undertake the risky journey north to seek relative safety in the United States.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; family separation; relocation; resettlement; emigration; asylum; refugee family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2017, Commended Title
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Poetry
International Latino Book Award, 2017, 1st Place, Best Children's Fiction Picture Book (Bilingual)
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, 2017, Winner, Children's Poetry
Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature, 2017, Honor
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages (9 to 12)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Choices, 2017 Poetry
Core Collection: Picture-Book Refugee and Immigration Stories, 2017
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
YALSA Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Youth, 2017

Keywords

unaccompanied immigrant children; poetry; borders; immigration to United States; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; danger; journey

Diversity Impact

direct

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

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