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rene-colato-lainez's picture
Oct.17.2008
When René learns that in the United States his name is also a girl's name, he does some research and relates the name's meaning and letters to his homeland of El Salvador and the things that make him special.
david-corbett's picture
Jan.11.2008
A young American bodyguard tries to protect an honest man from the violent consequences of his principled stand in present-day El Salvador. "Poetic, romantic, hard-eyed, and brutal. David Corbett, like Robert Stone and Graham Greene before him, is crafting important, immensely thrilling books...
jorge-argueta's picture
Jan.08.2008
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...
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Jan.06.2008
Tetl’s skin is brown, his eyes are black, and his hair is long. He’s different from the other children, whose taunts wound him deeply, leaving him confused and afraid. But Tetl’s grandmother knows the ancient teachings of their Aztec ancestors, and how they viewed the earth as alive with sacred...
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Jan.06.2008
El Zipitio is older than the rocks, even older than the river. He wears a tall black hat and has a round shiny stomach and long pointy nails. He hides down by the river, only appearing when he falls in love. Rufina Perez is a young Nahua girl of the Pipil people in Salvador. Her mother wants her to...
alejandro-murguia's picture
Dec.27.2007
“A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt” describes not only Central America in the 1980s but—in the conception of its editors—this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In all...