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A Fire in My Hands

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Publisher Comments:

Few writers capture the everyday moments of life like Gary Soto. In direct and vivid poems, he draws from his own youth in California's Central Valley to portray the joys and sorrows of young people. His writing focuses on Latino characters, yet speaks to readers of all ethnicities.
    Acclaimed by educators since its original publication in 1998, A Fire in My Hands has been revised and expanded in this new edition. Old and new fans of Soto's work will welcome the return of his compelling poems.
One of the poems in this collection, "Oranges," is a Common Core State Standards Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Poetry).

Includes an introduction and an interview with the author.

Synopsis:

An expanded version of A Fire in My Hands, Gary's Soto's acclaimed collection of poems about growing up Latino, now in paperback.

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 Adults. He has since published many novels and short story collections, two plays, and poetry for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152055646
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Mexican American youth.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
poetry;poems;teen;ages 12 and up;California;Central Valley;Latino;Mexican;love;y
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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