hotTEAS of Children’s Poetry: Jorge Argueta

Jorge Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and author whose bilingual books have won many awards, including the Americas Award, the International Latino Book Award, and the IPPY Award for Multicultural Fiction (Juvenile/Young Adults). With his wife Holly Ayala, he publishes and sells multicultural bilingual children’s books at Luna’s Press and Bookstore in San Francisco’s Mission District.

BUENO! CALIENTE!

(photos by Holly Ayala)

PICANTE!

 

☕ Cuppa of Choice: “I love mango tea, mint, lemon, ummmmm camomile, is hard to say.”

☕ Hot Off the Press: Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Groundwood Books, 2015).  (My review of this chili pepper-laced book is here.)

☕ Visit Jorge Argueta’s Official Website

☕ Check out the Luna’s Press and Bookstore Facebook Page

☕ Read this chat with Jorge to find out more about Luna’s Press and Bookstore

 

Spicy Hot! 🔥🔥🔥

Somebody call the fire department!

♥ More hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry here.

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16 thoughts on “hotTEAS of Children’s Poetry: Jorge Argueta

  1. I was unfamiliar with Jorge…so thanks for sharing this, Jama. I’ll need to look for some of his books.

    (Btw, I sent you an email early this morning, so please let me know if you didn’t get it!)

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    1. Look for his cooking poem series — each book features a recipe poem. So far he’s done Bean Soup, RIce Pudding, Guacamole, Tamalitos and Salsa. There’s a different illustrator for each book to add to the deliciousness. He also has several other stand alone PBs. A MOVIE IN MY PILLOW is especially lovely.

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  2. I am… having hair envy. Truly gorgeous poetry, and a gorgeously-souled man who writes lovely poetry. And I’m in obvious agreement about the hot-tea aspect.

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  3. Well, the spring temperatures took a serious dip here down South today; sure glad your series is here to keep us nice and warm….

    I just looked up Jorge’s poem in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations – wonderful! Makes me want to dance. :0) I “liked” the bookstore Facebook page, too. What an inviting shop!

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