‘Library of Dreams’ Brings Books, Safe Space to Kids in El Salvador – NBCNews.com

Compassion. It’s something our country needs more of. Lucky for us, there are people like poet and children’s author Jorge Tetl Argueta who seem to have an abundance of it to go around.

This week Argueta filled his luggage with books and flew to his hometown of San Salvador, El Salvador, for the 7th Annual Manyula International Children’s Poetry Festival. As one of the main founders, he helps organize the poets and authors who give presentations to the school children participating in the literacy-boosting activities taking place at the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library).




Students exploring the Library of Dreams in San Jacinto, El Salvador.

Students exploring the Library of Dreams in San Jacinto, El Salvador.