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Gary Soto
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Dennis Abrams
  • From the Series: Who Wrote That?
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9529-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 811
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Growing up poor in the barrios of Fresno, California, Gary Soto found it nearly impossible to imagine a better life for himself. Yet this child of farm workers was able to escape his life of poverty and despair to become a popular and versatile author. His work, ranging from poetry, fiction, and autobiographical essays for adults to novels, short stories, poetry, and picture books for young readers, explores what it is like to grow up as a Mexican American in the United States. Gary Soto is the inspirational biography of a critically acclaimed writer who was able to transcend his humble beginnings thanks to his ability to touch others with his remarkable literary offerings.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Box features. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications. He currently lives in Houston, Texas.

Foreword by Kyle Zimmer, president of First Book

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