Gary Soto

Gary Soto

by Dennis Abrams
     
 

Growing up poor in Fresno, California, Gary Soto found it nearly impossible to imagine a better life for himself. Yet this child of farm workers was able to escape his life of poverty and despair to become a popular and versatile author. His work ranges from poetry, fiction, and autobiographical essays for adults to novels, short stories, poetry, and picture books

Overview

Growing up poor in Fresno, California, Gary Soto found it nearly impossible to imagine a better life for himself. Yet this child of farm workers was able to escape his life of poverty and despair to become a popular and versatile author. His work ranges from poetry, fiction, and autobiographical essays for adults to novels, short stories, poetry, and picture books for young readers. In his writing, he explores many themes, including what it is like to grow up as a Mexican American in the United States. This new biography traces the path Soto took from impoverished childhood to literary acclaim.

About the Author:
Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791095294
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Who Wrote That? Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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