By Gary Soto
Baseball in April is collection of eleven short stories focuses on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.
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. Crooked teeth, ponytailed girls, embarrassing grandfathers, imposter Barbies, annoying brothers, Little League tryouts, and karate lessons weave the colorful fabric of Soto’s world. The smart, tough, vulnerable kids in these stories are Latino, but their dreams and desires belong to all of us. Glossary of Spanish terms included.
- Paperback Edition
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
- Publication date: April 1, 200
- Pages: 128
- Product dimensions: 5.0(w) x 7.5(h)
- Weight: 0.25 lbs