Victor Martinez

Books by This Author

Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida

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Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

"It's not easy for Manuel Hernandez to discover his place in the world, especially when he is constantly bombarded with the hardships of his poor and woefully dysfunctional family. Their tiny sheetrock house in the projects is the scene of angry arguments — even of threats at rifle point…But as the months pass and some of his wounds heal, Manny slowly begins to understand the sense of self that he can derive from his role within this difficult household." — Publishers Weekly