Baseball in April and Other Stories
by Soto Gary

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ISBN-10:   0152025677
ISBN-13:   9780152025670
Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Sandpiper
Edition:   Anniversary
Category:   Middle School
Pub. Date:   April 2000
Pages:   128
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   7-10

-Children's stories, American -Mexican Americans -California -Short stories
The Mexican American author Gary Soto draws on his own experience of growing up in California s Central Valley in this finely crafted collection of eleven short stories that reveal big themes in the small events of daily life. Crooked teeth, ponytailed girls, embarrassing grandfathers, imposter Barbies, annoying brothers, Little League tryouts, and karate lessons weave the colorful fabric of Soto s world. The smart, tough, vulnerable kids in these stories are Latino, but their dreams and desires belong to all of us. Glossary of Spanish terms included. Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Booklist Editors Choice, Horn Book Fanfare Selection, Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book, Parenting Magazine s Reading Magic Award, John and Patricia Beatty Award"


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