Gary Soto
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Gary Soto

GARY SOTO, born in 1952 and raised in Fresno, California, is the author of thirteen poetry collections for adults, most notably NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Award and the National Book Award. He has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize and the California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award [twice], in addition to fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts [twice], and the Guggenheim Foundation. For ITVS, he produced the film "The Pool Party," which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal. In 1995, for his work with young people, he was selected NBC's Person of the Week. In 1999 he was honored with the Human and Civil Rights Award from the American Education Association, the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the PEN Center West Book Award for his young-adult short story collection PETTY CRIMES. In all, his books have sold over four million copies. The Gary Soto Literary Museum is located at Fresno City College, where he got his start as a poet in the early 1970s.

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    • Taking Sides

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Eighth-grader Linc Mendoza has moved from a dusty San Francisco barrio to a well-groomed suburb. Suddenly he's in the minority, a Mexican-American in a mostly white school....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Too Many Tamales

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This endearing story stars Maria, a young girl who is now old enough to help her mother make the traditional Christmas tamales....

    Regular price: $11.02

    • The Afterlife

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    After an East Fresno student is murdered, his mind leaves his body....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really great descriptive book.

    • By DD on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buried Onions

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    All Eddie wants is to find a way out of the dangerous life he's living....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good story

    • By James Gibson on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Baseball in April

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Diaz, Miguel Gongora
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In these 11 stories, Gary Soto scores again....

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Summer on Wheels

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Anthony Perez
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hector and his amigo Mando are looking for adventure as they hit the road on a leisurely bike trip from their East L.A. neighborhood to the beach in Santa Monica. They've just set out when the fun begins, as Hector literally stumbles into a starring role in a TV commercial....

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Living Up the Street

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Growing up Mexican-American in Fresno, California in the 1950’s and 60’s might not have been easy, but it was certainly never boring for young Gary Soto, his brother Rick and sister Debra....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Rod C. on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Accidental Love

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren’t exactly a match made in heaven....

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Chato and the Party Animals

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Luis Guzman
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Chato decides to throw a birthday party - a 'pachanga' - for his best friend....

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Jesse

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    To get away from his chaotic, often violent parents, 17-year-old Jesse has moved into an apartment with his brother....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • chapters

    • By Brando Martinez on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $17.49

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