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"Honest and moving," said PW about these 11 contemporary short stories, adding that "Most readers will recognize truths revealed through everyday events and will appreciate Soto's ability to crystallize a moment." Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 4-7-- Insightful about the characteristics of early adolescents, Soto tells 11 short stories about everyday problems of growing up. Latinos in central California are the focus of the stories, but the events are typical of young teens anywhere in the United States. The main characters try out for Little League teams, take karate lessons, try to get the attention of the opposite sex, and are embarrassed by their grandparents' behavior. These day-to-day events reveal the sensitivity, humor, and vulnerability of today's young people. The descriptions and dialogue are used to advantage, helping to create and sustain the mood. A glossary of Spanish terms is included. Young readers should easily identify with the situations, emotions, and outcomes presented in these fine short stories. --Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book was required reading for my 5th grade granddaughter. She liked the baseball story, but not the "other" ones. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linder220
Out standing I am using this as a read a loud for my fifth grade library group.Published 9 months ago by Laura Sohasky
This was one of the books on my son's summer reading list for 7th grade. He loves baseball. This book is not about baseball. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Holly B.
My 9 year old grandson said that the book was okay. His mother thought was age appropriate and good choice.Published 17 months ago by Marvin L. Graves