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Publisher Comments:

What do Gaby Lopez, Michael Robles, and Cynthia Rodriguez have in common? These three kids join other teens and tweens in Gary Soto's short story collection, in which the hard-knock facts of growing up are captured with humor and poignance. 

          Filled with annoying siblings, difficult parents, and first loves, these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of life.

Synopsis:

The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts. Tender, lighthearted, and surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what its like to be a young person in love.

Synopsis:

Lincoln Mendoza remains loyal to his former schools basketball team, even after he moves from the barrio to the suburbs and plays for his new schools team. “This touchingly realistic story explores the divided loyalties of a Hispanic basketball player who has recently moved from a poor neighborhood to a more affluent one. . . . Soto masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience.”-Publishers Weekly

About the Author

"Soto writes with humor, wit, and a voice that will appeal to tweens and teens alike. This work is a terrific addition to the growing collection of literature that features Hispanic protagonists."School Library Journal "Sotos affection and concern for his characters is evident throughout, while his greatest gift to readers may be the attention he focuses on meaningful lives, experiences, and occasional injustices that might otherwise go unobserved."Booklist

Table of Contents

Contents

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Where Did I Go Wrong? • 1
Capturing the Moment • 23
Identity Theft • 41
You Decide • 52
The Babysitter • 64
Citizen of the World • 85
Wise Uncle Joe • 103
Seeing the Future • 124
The Ideal City • 134
D in English • 157
Selected Spanish Words and Phrases • 175

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152840778
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Single-parent family -- Fiction.
Subject:
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
125
Publication Date:
19921015
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts. Tender, lighthearted, and surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what its like to be a young person in love.

"Synopsis" by ,
Lincoln Mendoza remains loyal to his former schools basketball team, even after he moves from the barrio to the suburbs and plays for his new schools team. “This touchingly realistic story explores the divided loyalties of a Hispanic basketball player who has recently moved from a poor neighborhood to a more affluent one. . . . Soto masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience.”-Publishers Weekly

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