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Facts of Life


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GARY SOTO's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, was a breakout book in literature about Latino young people. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and children. Mr. Soto divides his time between Berkeley, California, and his hometown of Fresno in Californias San Joaquin Valley.


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Soto, Gary
Diaz, David
Nelson, Annika
HMH Books for Young Readers
General Juvenile Fiction
Short stories
Action & Adventure
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Situations / Friendship
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Love & Romance
Situations / Adolescence
Situations / Death & Dying
Situations / General
Performing arts
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Children s-General
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
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Trade Paper
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Grade Level:
from 7
Cover illustration by Mike Benny
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 160 pages Graphia Books - English 9780547577340 Reviews:
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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.

"Synopsis" by , 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" 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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