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Jorge Tetl Argueta

Jorge Tetl Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He is also the founder of La Biblioteca de los Sueños/Library of Dreams in El Salvador. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award, the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles, and the Lee Bennet Poetry Award. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil-Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in San Francisco, where he is Poet Laureate of the San Francisco Public Libraries.


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