A Fire in My Hands: Revised and Expanded Edition by Gary SotoA Fire in My Hands: Revised and Expanded Edition by Gary Soto

A Fire in My Hands: Revised and Expanded Edition

byGary Soto

Paperback | October 22, 2013

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"These simple, free-verse selections skillfully capture that which is commonplace and transforms it into something mesmerizing and lovely." - School Library Journal Few writers capture the everyday moments of life like Gary Soto. In direct and vivid poems, he draws from his own youth in California's Central Valley to portray the joys and sorrows of young people. His writing focuses on Latino characters, yet speaks to readers of all ethnicities. One of the poems in this collection, "Oranges," is a Common Core State Standards Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Poetry). &nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Includes an introduction and an interview with the author.
Gary Soto 's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, is a classic among literature about Latin American young people. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and children. Mr. Soto divides his time between Berkeley, California, and his hometown of Fres...
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Title:A Fire in My Hands: Revised and Expanded EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.28 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054410482X

ISBN - 13:9780544104822

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These simple, free-verse selections skillfully capture that which is commonplace and transforms it into something mesmerizing and lovely. . . . will delight creative-writing teachers who are looking for a book that demonstrates the genesis of a poem as well as the compelling universality of the human experience."- SLJ "