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Facts of Life

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Publisher Comments:

The Mexican American author Gary Soto draws on his own experience of growing up in Californias 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 Sotos 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 Magazines Reading Magic Award, John and Patricia Beatty Award

Synopsis:

In this follow-up to Baseball in April, Gary Soto gives readers a baker's dozen of smartly funny and surprisingly moving short stories about the pitfalls and triumphs of the teen years.

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Lincoln Mendoza has to face his homeboys when his posh new school goes up against his old school on the basketball court.

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Lincoln Mendoza thought life as a Mexican-American in the States was tough, but that's nothing compared to what he finds when he goes to Japan.

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A collection of short stories that captures the humor and poignance of growing up

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After his brutal murder, fourteen-year-old Chuy discovers what life is all about.

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A favorite collection by a beloved poet, now in paperback

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Two brothers live the American dream—sort of—in this funny, moving novel.

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In ten funny, heartbreaking tales, Gary Soto reveals the hopes and hearts of today's teens.

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An exuberant celebration of everyday life from an award-winning team.

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Turning thirteen is not for wimps.

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A hard-hitting short story collection takes a hard look at teens and preteens on the edge.

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A unique offering from favorite author Gary Soto

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The hard-hitting tale of one teen's struggle to survive in a violent community

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There are laughs as well as heartbreak in a tale of an unlikely first love.

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It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she's a lot of girl, and she's not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he's a geek. So why can't Marisa stay away from him?
     Includes a glossary of Spanish words and phrases.

Synopsis:

On his thirteenth birthday, Ronnie woke up feeling like a chimp--all long armed, big eared, and gangly. He's been muddling through each gawky day since. Now his best friend, Joey, has turned thirteen, too--and after Joey humiliates himself in front of a cute girl, he climbs a tree andand#160;refuses to come down. So Ronnie sets out to woo the girl on Joey's behalf. After all, teenage chimps have to stick together.

Acclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen.

About the Author

GARY SOTO's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young

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:
9780547577340
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
Graphia Books
Author:
Nelson, Annika
Author:
Diaz, David
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by Sandy Young
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 128 pages Graphia Books - English 9780547577340 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
In this follow-up to Baseball in April, Gary Soto gives readers a baker's dozen of smartly funny and surprisingly moving short stories about the pitfalls and triumphs of the teen years.

"Synopsis" by ,
Lincoln Mendoza has to face his homeboys when his posh new school goes up against his old school on the basketball court.

"Synopsis" by ,
Lincoln Mendoza thought life as a Mexican-American in the States was tough, but that's nothing compared to what he finds when he goes to Japan.

"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of short stories that captures the humor and poignance of growing up
"Synopsis" by ,
After his brutal murder, fourteen-year-old Chuy discovers what life is all about.

"Synopsis" by ,
A favorite collection by a beloved poet, now in paperback
"Synopsis" by ,
Two brothers live the American dream—sort of—in this funny, moving novel.

"Synopsis" by ,
In ten funny, heartbreaking tales, Gary Soto reveals the hopes and hearts of today's teens.

"Synopsis" by ,
An exuberant celebration of everyday life from an award-winning team.

"Synopsis" by , Turning thirteen is not for wimps.
"Synopsis" by ,
A hard-hitting short story collection takes a hard look at teens and preteens on the edge.

"Synopsis" by ,
A unique offering from favorite author Gary Soto

"Synopsis" by ,
The hard-hitting tale of one teen's struggle to survive in a violent community
"Synopsis" by ,
There are laughs as well as heartbreak in a tale of an unlikely first love.

"Synopsis" by ,
It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she's a lot of girl, and she's not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he's a geek. So why can't Marisa stay away from him?
     Includes a glossary of Spanish words and phrases.
"Synopsis" by , On his thirteenth birthday, Ronnie woke up feeling like a chimp--all long armed, big eared, and gangly. He's been muddling through each gawky day since. Now his best friend, Joey, has turned thirteen, too--and after Joey humiliates himself in front of a cute girl, he climbs a tree andand#160;refuses to come down. So Ronnie sets out to woo the girl on Joey's behalf. After all, teenage chimps have to stick together.

Acclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen.

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