Baseball in April and Other Stories

Baseball in April and Other Stories

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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.

Mexican-American author Gary Soto draws on his own experience in this heartfelt, award-winning short-story collection that explores Latinx identity.
“Gary Soto is an astute observer of the desires, fears, and foibles of children and teenagers going about the business of daily living. In these eleven vignettes featuring Mexican American families, the character portrayals are gentle; the tone is quiet and somewhat bittersweet; and respect for family is a consistent value. This illumination of the everyday will strike chords of recognition in readers of all ages.” — The Horn Book“[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

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Dimensions 1 × 5 × 8 cm