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Author Soto, Gary.

Title A fire in my hands : poems / by Gary Soto.

Publication Info. Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Portland Public Library - Teen  TEEN 811.54 SOT    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Children's Department  JUV. 811.6 S718F    Check Shelf
Edition Revised and expanded edition.
Description 74 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction -- Black hair -- It all makes sense -- That girl -- Lost in a small town -- Oranges -- Mating season -- Learning to bargain -- August -- All the luck -- How you gave up root beer -- Eating Mexican food -- Saturday at the canal -- October -- Kearney park -- How to sell things -- Hope -- Function of two E-mail accounts -- Mr. Meow -- Inheritance -- Hitchhiking with a friend -- Knowing your limits -- Morning on this street -- Evening walk -- How I learned to fly -- Some words about time -- Door-to door -- Envying the children of San Francisco -- Manuel and the football scrubs -- Teaching numbers -- How things work -- Pepper tree -- Boy?s first flight -- Brown girl, blonde Okie -- Chatting with Gary Soto.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 1.0 106293.
Subject Central Valley (Calif. : Valley) -- Poetry.
Central Valley (Calif. : Valley) -- Anecdotes.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Mexican American poets -- Anecdotes.
Mexican American youth -- Poetry.
Mexican Americans -- Anecdotes.
Soto, Gary -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 0152055649
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