Argueta, J. (2015). Salsa. Berkley, CA: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press.
This bilingual rhyming poem shows a young boy and his sister gathering the ingredients to make salsa and grinding them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. His poetry has appeared in anthologies and textbooks. He won the America’s Book Award, among other awards for his first collection of poems for children, A Movie in My Pillow. He was the Gold Medal Award winner in the 2005 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) for Moony Luna/Luna, Lunita Lunera. His other works for children include Xochitl and the Flowers, 2003 America’s Award Commended Title, Trees are Hanging from the Sky, Zipitio, Talking with Mother Earth, The Little Hen in the City and The Fiesta of the Tortillas.
Bilingual Cooking Poem