Gary Soto

Books by This Author

Taking Sides

By: Gary Soto
Age Level: 9-12

Product Description: Lincoln Mendoza is back and he is in a jam when his basketball team at his new school — where the students are rich and mostly white — faces his old team from the barrio on the boards. How can he play his best against his friends? No matter who wins, it looks like it will be lose-lose for Lincoln.

The Afterlife

By: Gary Soto
Age Level: 14-16
Our narrator Chuy is dead! He was stabbed in a nightclub bathroom by another teen who misunderstood something he said. As he floats around in the afterlife, he not only learns about being dead, but he also comes to understand his short life.

The Skirt

By: Gary Soto
Age Level: 9-12

"Miata Ramirez has a problem that will strike a chord with many children: she forgets things. This particular Friday afternoon, she has left her folklórico skirt on the school bus, and she is supposed to dance in it on Sunday. She sees no alternative but to break into the bus and retrieve it. So, dragging along her shy friend, Ana, that is exactly what she does." — School Library Journal

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