Baseball in April and Other Stories by Soto, Gary

Baseball in April and Other Stories

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In Gary Soto's acclaimed short story collection, the small events of daily life reveal big themes--love and friendship, youth and growing up, success and failure.

Calling on his own experiences of growing up in California's Central Valley, Soto brings to life the joy and pain of young people everywhere.

From crooked teeth, ponytailed girls, and embarrassing grandfathers to annoying brothers, Little League tryouts, and karate lessons, Soto writes about everyday life with humor and empathy. This moving collection--an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Booklist Editors' Choice, and Horn Book Fanfare Selection--expresses the truths of growing up.

"[Soto's] sensitivity to young people's concerns and his ability to portray the world as it is perceived by children is nothing less than remarkable." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

Plus don't miss Gary Soto's Local News, which The Horn Book called a "first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life."

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 04/01/2000
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.2lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.00w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780152025670
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.1
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 5931 / Baseball in April and Other Stories

Review Citation(s):
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2000 pg. 312 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2000 pg. 312 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Soto, Gary: -

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 website at

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