Living Up the Street: Narrative Recollections

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Strawberry Hill Press, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 167 pages
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In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, we  see the world of growing up and going somewhere  through the dust and heat of Fresno's industrial  side and beyond: It is a boy's coming of age in the  barrio, parochial school, attending church, public  summer school, and trying to fall out of love so he  can join in a Little League baseball team.

  His is a clarity that rings constantly through the  warmth and wry reality of these sometimes  humorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances.

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User Review  - DBPeeples - LibraryThing

This is a good book talking about Mr. Soto's life. It starts at childhood with him and his brother and sister and the things that go through as children. Some parts of the book will really have you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Haynes - Goodreads

Living Up The Street was a great book. I really liked this book because it shows of how a family grows up from poor to medium independence with wife and children. Also I like the way that its similar to how you live in real life and how kids grow up from pain in neck to mature or even robbing men. Read full review

Contents

Being Mean
1
Deceit
33
Baseball in April
47
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Gary Soto has written six poetry collections, prose recollections, and several books of essays.  His first young adult short story collection, Baseball in April and Other Stories, has been one of the most widely discussed and reviewed books of 1990.  He is Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley.  

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