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Baseball in April and Other Stories

Baseball in April and Other Stories

by Gary Soto
Baseball in April and Other Stories

Baseball in April and Other Stories

by Gary Soto

Paperback(First Edition)

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Mexican-American author Gary Soto draws on his own experience in this heartfelt, award-winning short-story collection that explores Latinx identity.

From crooked teeth, ponytailed girls, and embarrassing grandfathers to annoying brothers, Little League tryouts, and karate lessons, Soto writes about everyday life with humor and empathy. With a glossary of Spanish terms included, this moving collection—an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Booklist Editors’ Choice, and Horn Book Fanfare Selection—expresses the universal truths of growing up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152025670
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 47,823
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at

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"[Soto's] sensitivity to young people's concerns and his ability to portray the world as it is perceived by children is nothing less than remarkable."—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A fine collection of stories that offers a different cultural perspective about feelings common to all teenagers. Soto writes well and with tremendous insight into the process of growing up."—The Boston Globe
"Will strike chords of recognition in readers of all ages."—The Horn Book

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