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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

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Overview

In Gary Soto's acclaimed short story collection, the small events of daily life reveal big themes—love and friendship, youth and growing up, success and failure.

Calling on his own experiences of growing up in California's Central Valley, Soto brings to life the joy and pain of young people everywhere.

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. This moving collection—an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Booklist Editors’ Choice, and Horn Book Fanfare Selection—expresses the truths of growing up.

"[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

Plus don't miss Gary Soto's Local News, which The Horn Book called a "first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life."



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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: 62,513
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 www.garysoto.com.

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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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