Soto sees his task as "to start Chicanos reading," and the best pieces are snapshots of ordinary life--wry , gentle, intimate, many about family and his role as son, dad, and husband. Never condescending about his childhood self, he writes in "The Jacket" about the pain he still feels at being ridiculed in the schoolyard. In "To Be a Man," he sees his stepfather "dazed by hard labor" and dreams of himself "in a committee meeting among Ph.D.s."
must read list of fiction books coming out in 2018
Great tie-in to habitat study. what not to do when you're in a wild animal's "home" - - Steven Jenkins is a wonderful nonfiction writer. He gives sage advice and intriguing facts about all sorts of animals in the book Never Smile at a Monkey
The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge
I'm totally up for this challenge, as I am both a Gilmore Girls fan and a bookworm. Game on! More
In this tender debut novel, a medley of young voices bring to life a small Mexican-American community in South Texas during the 1940's and 1950's. In this untouched world, young men depart for World War II, whispers of El Chupasangre (the blood sucker) crawl across the countryside, a brother sacrifices the little money he has for a pastel dress for his sister, and one young girl makes a painful mistake when she disobeys her parents for a tryst with her boyfriend.