Baseball in April and Other Stories

Baseball in April and Other Stories

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In this unique collection of short stories, 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, poet Gary Soto brings to life the joys and pains of young people everywhere. The smart, tough, vulnerable kids in these stories are Latino, but their dreams and desires belong to all of us.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 10th Anniversary ed.
  • 0152025731
  • 9780152025731

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"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"" "[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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1,092 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 24% (263)
4 35% (384)
3 28% (308)
2 9% (94)
1 4% (43)
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