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A Fire in My Hands

Revised and Expanded Edition

October 22, 2013 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780544104822
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Description

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.     Acclaimed by educators since its original publication in 1998, A Fire in My Hands has been revised and expanded in this new edition. Old and new fans of Soto's work will welcome the return of his compelling poems. One of the poems in this collection, "Oranges," is a Common Core State Standards Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Poetry).
Includes an introduction and an interview with the author.

About this 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 Fresno, California. Visit his website at www.garysoto.com.

ISBN: 9780544104822
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2013-10-22

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