Sopa de Frijoles

About the Book

¡Mira Look! Sopa de frijoles, un poema para cocinar / Bean Soup, a Cooking Poem

A review from Vamos a Leer, a blog overseen by the Latin American & Iberian Institute that supports K-12 teaching about Latin America.


PaperTigers: Sopa de frijoles book review

An brief overview and review of the book.


Poetry for Children: Book Links Interview with Jorge Argueta

An interview with the author of Sopa de Frijoles.


Cosas que tal vez no sabía del ilustrador Rafael Yockteng

A blog post about the illustrator, Rafael Yockteng, and his artistic work and process. This post is written in Spanish.

Articles For Reference

Aquí y Allá

An article about exploring life through poetry.


Reading, Living, and Writing Bilingual Poetry as ScholARTistry in the Language Arts Classroom

An article about the art of multiple languages and scholartistry, which is a hybrid practice that combines tools used by the literary, visual, and/or performing arts with tools used by educators to explore the human condition.


Re-imaging Education through Bilingual Poetry

An essay explaining the importance of bilingual poetry and bilingual education in America.


Enforex: Latin American Culture

A website with information about Latin American art, history, literature, and more.


Study Abroad Advisor: Understanding Latin American Cultures

An overview of cultural characteristics.


Latin American Countries Traditional Outfits & Cultural Attire

Photographs of traditional outfits from every Latin American country.



Black Bean Soup | Sopa de frijoles negros

A recipe of black bean soup from the blog, The Hungry Cuban.


Sopa de Frijoles con Carne (Beans and Beef Soup)

A recipe of bean and beef soup from the blog, My Colombian recipes.


South American Recipes

Over 210 South American recipes from All Recipes.


South America Facts

Facts about the geography and culture of South America for kids.


Come explore… South America with Lonely Planet for Kids

A short video about South American countries.


About - History: Latin America

UC Berkeley’s Library guide to Latin American history.


History of South America - Lonely Planet Travel Information

A brief article about South American history.


South America Timeline - World Atlas

A timeline of South American history from 5000 BC to the present day 2000’s.


Spanish for Kids

Spanish vocabulary with pronunciations, along with various lesson plans for the classroom. Lesson 7 includes vocabulary associated with food.


Learn Spanish Food Vocabulary With Basho & Friends

Learn about breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert in this catchy track from Basho & Friends.


Spanish Poems for Kids

A website with many Spanish poetry resources for children.


Read Conmigo

An organization whose mission is to promote bilingual literacy, one family at a time. They distribute free books to schools and families and have resources for teachers and parents.

Teaching Activities

Storytime Activities from Groundwood Books

Various activities for the classroom provided by the publisher.


Teaching Metaphors and Similes: Make a Game of It  

A game to teach similes and metaphors, as well as additional links to other teaching resources.


Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag? Teaching Simile and Metaphor Through Song

A lesson plan for teaching similes and metaphors through pop songs.