Baseball in April and other stories / Gary Soto.

A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Soto, Gary.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990.
Edition:1st ed.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Poet Soto ( A Fire in My Hands ) has written 11 contemporary short stories set in the poorer districts of central California. Sprinkled with Spanish expressions and phrases, the collection has a distinct Latino flavor, yet the conflicts and feelings expressed are universal. Whether conveying the joy of receiving a new doll, anxiety over Little League tryouts or the desire to stand above the crowd, Soto's writing is honest and moving. Although the narrative's subtle quality may not appeal to all readers, most will recognize truths revealed through everyday events and will appreciate Soto's ability to crystallize a moment. Ages 10-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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