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scotnakagawa has commented on (2) products.

Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto
Baseball in April and Other Stories

scotnakagawa, September 22, 2013

Baseball in April is a great little collection of short, accessible, beautifully written stories about the lives of a bunch of Latino kids growing up in California's Central Valley circa late-last century. The stories filled me with nostalgia for a childhood lived in a time when I was already well into adulthood, in a place to which I've never been, and among people to whose culture I do not belong. In short, this is great literature.
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Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Running the Rift

scotnakagawa, August 4, 2012

Benaron's writing is luminous, her characters are complex, imperfect but lovable, almost painfully human and familiar in spite of the extraordinary context in which their lives and this story unfolds. I was captivated by the writing and inspired by the struggles faced and overcome, either physically or spiritually, by the characters. Somehow, across vast differences of culture and circumstance they nonetheless become reflections on ourselves, on the kinship we share as human beings. I loved it and will nener forgetnit. Not a library book-this is one to buy and cherish and revisit time and again.
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