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In thirteen stories full of wit and energy, Gary Soto illuminates the ordinary lives of young people. Meet Angel, who would rather fork over twenty bucks than have photos of his naked body plastered all over school; Philip, who discovers he has a "mechanical mind," whatever that means; Estela, known as Stinger, who rules Josandeacute;'s heart and the racquetball court; and many other kids, all of them with problems as big as only a preteen can make them.

Funny, touching, and wholly original, Local News is Gary Soto in top form.

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.

About the Author

GARY SOTO's first book for young people, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many more books for young readers. His short film The Pool Party was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video by the ALA.

Table of Contents

Blackmail — Trick-or-treating — First job — El radio — Push-up — The school play — The raiders jacket — The challenge — Nacho loco — The squirrels — The mechanical mind — Nickel-a-pound plane ride — New Year's eve — Spanish words and phrases.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152046958
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Orlando
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
908
Publication Date:
20030301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by Mike Benny
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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