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A young boy with two homelands and a delightful sense of wonder comes to life in Jorge Argueta’s first collection of poems for children. Young Jorgito lives in San Francisco’s Mission District, but he hasn’t forgotten his native El Salvador. He recalls the volcanoes, the tasty cornmeal pupusas, and his grandmother’s stories. As he changes from timid newcomer to seasoned city dweller, Jorgito’s memories and new adventures form a patchwork of dreams the movie in his pillow that is perfectly suited to his new bicultural identity.
About the Author
Jorge Argueta is a prize-winning poet and teacher. Born in El Salvador, he came to San Francisco in 1980. The prolific author of several award-winning books, he is active in the cultural life of the city, teaches poetry in the public schools, and also works with humanitarian organizations to assist families and children in El Salvador. Elizabeth Gómez is an internationally exhibited painter, widely acclaimed for her brilliant use of color and fantastical imagery. Her artwork for
The Upside Down Boy by Juan Felipe Herrera was praised for its delightful humor and colorful metaphor. A native of Mexico City, she now lives in Redwood City, California, with her husband and children.