Petty Crimes

Petty Crimes

by Gary Soto

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Overview


Meet Manuel, a young man who wears hand-me-downs from his older brothers until he finally gets a brand-new pair of shoes. And Jose Luis, who watches the vet bills rise after he buys a sick rooster to save it from becoming someone's dinner. And Alma, a young woman who runs to every shop and flea market in town buying back the clothes of her dead mother that her father has given away. These Mexican American youths meet life's challenges head-on in this hard-hitting collection of short stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152054373
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 618,264
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 www.garysoto.com.

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"All of these stories exhibit dazzling imagery and Soto's intense understanding of his subjects . . . Lively, absorbing, and meaningful."—Kirkus Reviews

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