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A Movie in My Pillow (2001)

Author: Jorge Argueta Illustrator: Elizabeth Gómez
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Number of pages: 31 pages

Young Jorgito has come to live in the Mission District of San Francisco, but he hasn't forgotten the unique beauty of El Salvador. In his first collection of poems for children, poet Jorge Argueta evokes the wonder of his childhood in rural El Salvador, a touching relationship with a caring father, and his confusion and delight in his new urban home. We glimpse the richness of Jorgito's inner world and dreamsthe movie in his pillow. Artist Elizabeth Gómez perfectly captures the indigenous beauty of El Salvador, the sadness of the war, and the joy of family reunion in San Francisco. Her paintings, with their brilliant colors and striking details, fill every page with authenticity and charm.

ISBN 13: 978-0892391653

Available in Spanish and English.