Living Up the Street: Narrative Recollections

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Dell, 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  - Kay - Goodreads

- - - Now that I finished, just wanted to say that it was an interesting depiction of what it was like to grow up Chicano in the Central Valley. (Too bad now I think of the Central Valley as a place I would never wish for anybody to grow up in..) Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I wouldn't necessarily pick up this book as an entertaining read, but it is an interesting collection of insights into the life of Gary Soto and lives of many immigrants growing up in the US. I have ... Read full review


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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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