Taking Sides

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 154 pages
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Lincoln Mendoza remains loyal to his former school’s basketball team, even after he moves from the barrio to the suburbs and plays for his new school’s team. “This touchingly realistic story explores the divided loyalties of a Hispanic basketball player who has recently moved from a poor neighborhood to a more affluent one. . . . Soto masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience.”-Publishers Weekly
 

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User Review  - DBPeeples - LibraryThing

This is a book that I think most students can relate to. It tells of a young basketball star who moved from a poor area in California to a new area that is richer. In this new area, he has to start ... Read full review

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User Review  - steff_22 - LibraryThing

I read "Taking Sides" by Gary Soto in seventh grade and now that I'm in ninth grade. This book catches my attention because I'm into sports not exactly basketball but any other sport. This is the only ... Read full review

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ONE
1
TWO
11
THREE
19
FOUR
33
FIVE
43
SIX
52
SEVEN
63
EIGHT
74
NINE
87
TEN
96
ELEVEN
107
TWELVE
118
THIRTEEN
132
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About the author (1992)

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 .