Local News: Stories

Paperback | March 1, 2003

byGary Soto

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In thirteen stories full of wit and energy, Gary Soto illuminates the ordinary lives of young people. Meet Angel, who would rather fork over twenty bucks than have photos of his naked body plastered all over school; Philip, who discovers he has a mechanical mind," whatever that means; Estela, known as Stinger, who rules Jose's heart and the racquetball court; and many other kids, all of them with problems as big as only a preteen can make them. Funny, touching, and wholly original, Local News is Gary Soto in top form. "

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In thirteen stories full of wit and energy, Gary Soto illuminates the ordinary lives of young people. Meet Angel, who would rather fork over twenty bucks than have photos of his naked body plastered all over school; Philip, who discovers he has a mechanical mind," whatever that means; Estela, known as Stinger, who rules Jose's heart an...

Gary Soto 's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:015204695x

ISBN - 13:9780152046958

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Another first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life." - The Horn Book (starred review)"As always, Soto shows that the concerns and triumphs of Latino children are no different from anyone's, and . . . their misadventures are treated with a light touch." - Kirkus Reviews "The stories show the humor of growing up as well as the anguish." - Booklist "