Facts of Life: Stories

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Young Readers Paperback #ad - What do gaby lopez, and cynthia rodriguez have in common? These three kids join other teens and tweens in Gary Soto's new short story collection, Michael Robles, in which the hard-knock facts of growing up are captured with humor and poignance. Filled with annoying siblings, difficult parents, and first loves, these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of life.

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Baseball in April and Other Stories

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Awards: ala best book for young adults, judy lopez memorial honor book, Horn Book Fanfare Selection, Booklist Editors’ Choice, Parenting Magazine’s Reading Magic Award, John and Patricia Beatty Award . Crooked teeth, annoying brothers, little League tryouts, imposter Barbies, ponytailed girls, embarrassing grandfathers, and karate lessons weave the colorful fabric of Soto’s world.

Baseball in April and Other Stories #ad - Glossary of Spanish terms included. The smart, vulnerable kids in these stories are Latino, tough, but their dreams and desires belong to all of us. The mexican american author gary soto draws on his own experience of growing up in California’s Central Valley in this finely crafted collection of eleven short stories that reveal big themes in the small events of daily life.

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Taking Sides

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Hmh Books for Young Readers #ad - How can he play his best against his friends? No matter who wins, it looks like it will be lose-lose for Lincoln. Lincoln is in a jam when his basketball team at his new school--where the students are rich and mostly white--faces his old team from the barrio on the boards. Hmh books for Young Readers.

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Petty Crimes

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. And alma, a young woman who runs to every shop and flea market in town buying back the clothes of her dead mother that her father has given away. And jose luis, who watches the vet bills rise after he buys a sick rooster to save it from becoming someone's dinner. Meet manuel, a young man who wears hand-me-downs from his older brothers until he finally gets a brand-new pair of shoes.

. These mexican american youths meet life's challenges head-on in this hard-hitting collection of short stories.

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Help Wanted: Stories

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - With real wit and heart, Gary Soto takes readers into the lives of young people in ten funny, heartbreaking tales. Meet carolina, but can't find a way to prove it--and many other kids, who knows the stories his friend Veronica tells him are lies, who writes to Miss Manners for help not just with etiquette but with bigger messes in her life; Javier, each caught up in the difficulties of figuring out what it means to be alive.

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Living Up The Street Laurel-Leaf Books

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Laurel Leaf #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, public  summer school, we  see the world of growing up and going somewhere  through the dust and heat of Fresno's industrial  side and beyond: It is a boy's coming of age in the  barrio, parochial school, attending church, and trying to fall out of love so he  can join in a Little League baseball team.

Living Up The Street Laurel-Leaf Books #ad - His is a clarity that rings constantly through the  warmth and wry reality of these sometimes  humorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances.

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The Human Genome Understanding Genetics

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Rosen Pub Group #ad - Presents an introduction to genetics, probability, DNA, chromosomes, discussing genes, mutation, and the Human Genome Project. Hmh books for Young Readers.

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The Afterlife

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Hmh Books for Young Readers #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last gets interesting. And even stumbles on what may be true love. A funny, touching, and wholly original story by one of the finest authors writing for young readers today. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in himself compassion and bravery.

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Neighborhood Odes

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. From family pictures to pinatas, from the gato with a meow like a rusty latch to Fourth of July fireworks, the startling and often overlooked moments that define childhood are vividly brought to life by these two acclaimed talents. Award-winning poet gary Soto and Caldecott winner David Diaz turn their eyes on the world of kids.

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Too Many Tamales

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Puffin Books PG-9780698114128 #ad - . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all. Also available in spanish as ¡Qué montón de tamales! Hmh books for Young Readers.

It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring. 9780698114128. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner.

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Sounder

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HarperCollins #ad - This powerful newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family. The ever-loyal sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down. This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South.

Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times. When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. An african american boy and his family rarely have enough to eat.

Sounder #ad - 9780064400206. Hmh books for Young Readers. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food.9780698114128. The man grows more desperate by the day.

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