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Worlds Apart: Fernie and Me

by Gary Soto & Greg Clarke

We met these spirited best friends in Fearless Fernie, and now they're taking on the world! From boxing a kangaroo in Australia to craving Mexican food in Taiwan, or riding a runaway camel in Egypt and eating...


Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


Nerdlandia

by Gary Soto

A hip, funny, Latino rendition of Grease, this play features three cool muchachos who come to the aid of Martin, a chicano nerd who loves a beautiful, popular girl, Ceci, from afar.With the help of his friends,...


What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life

by Gary Soto

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and...


The Pool Party

by Gary Soto

Rudy Herrera is surprised and excited when he  gets an invitation to a pool party. It's from Tiffany  Perez, the richest and most popular girl in  school.

Rudy's grandmother, "El  Shorty," thinks he is...


Hey 13!

by Gary Soto

Being thirteen is happy, sad, humiliating, surprising, wonderful, awful, exciting, boring -- in other words, full of ups and downs. The thirteen-year-olds in Gary Soto's thirteen stories experience all this,...


The Skirt

by Gary Soto

Miata has left the beautiful folkl¾rico skirt her mother wore in Mexico on the bus. She was going to wear the skirt on Sunday when her dance group performed folkl¾rico. Can Miata and her friend Ana rescue...


Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker

by Gary Soto

The acclaimed young adult biography of the UFW's first female organizer.This inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, the United Farmer Workers, and la Causa is told as only Gary Soto-novelist, essayist, poet,...


The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy: Recollections and Short Essays

by Gary Soto

Powerful personal narratives by the renowned author of Living Up the Street. These small essays are not unlike Dutch paintings of the sixteenth century. They are clear and precisely rendered, and are either...


Crazy Weekend

by Gary Soto

A "fun-packed adventure" (VOYA) by a gifted and popular storyteller.When Hector and his friend Mando, seventh-graders, visit Uncle Julio, a photographer in Fresno, they have more excitement than they ever imagined....


Mercy on These Teenage Chimps

by Gary Soto

Turning thirteen is not for wimps.


Help Wanted: Stories

by Gary Soto

With real wit and heart, Gary Soto takes readers into the lives of young people in ten funny, heartbreaking tales.

    Meet Carolina, who writes to Miss Manners for help not just with etiquette but with bigger...


Facts of Life: Stories

by Gary Soto

A collection of short stories that captures the humor and poignance of growing up


Accidental Love

by Gary Soto

There are laughs as well as heartbreak in a tale of an unlikely first love.


The Afterlife

by Gary Soto

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. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in...


Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

by Gary Soto

A poignant, humorous collection by acclaimed poet Gary Soto

The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both...


Living Up The Street

by Gary Soto

In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, 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,...


When Dad Came Back

by Gary Soto

What happens when the dad you don’t know suddenly invades your life?