Parrot in the Oven

mi vida
CD - unabridged
Kit (5 discs)
Product Number: 3A042
Released: Jan 17, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402527838
Narrator/s: Robert Ramirez
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Description

Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez lives in a housing project in southern California. He and his other Mexican-American neighbors sleep in houses made of sheetrock and tin. They sit in yards worn down to dust, and hope that somehow luck will come their way. Poverty isn't the only problem in Manny's life. His father thinks Manny is as worthless as a penny. His crazy mother thinks she can scrub away or slap away his worries. Each day Manny hopes that Bobby and Stinky, the sadistic brothers across the parking lot, won't beat him up. Manny could join a neighborhood gang, but he's determined to make his own life worth something more. Manny's story is one filled with hardship. Yet, through Robert Ramirez's narration, it also shines with the resilient spirit of a teenager who refuses to lose his hope for the future. Victor Martinez's gritty, realistic novel was chosen for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Fanfare Honor List and by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book.

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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number C1783
Released: Oct 08, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402523281
eAudio
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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number Z10724
Released: Mar 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781490667232
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number MP190
Released: May 21, 2012
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ISBN: #9781456118136
eBook
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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Product Number EB00234531
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780062290571
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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3K042
Released: Nov 24, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402527845
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Victor Martinez
Product Number 43693
Released: Mar 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402567629
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Author(s): Victor Martinez
Product Number 12779
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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ISBN: #9780064471862

Professional reviews

"Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez, a Mexican-American from the housing projects of southern California, is perplexed. He's trying to work through the racism that surrounds him, as well as the poverty and unemployment, poor schools and local gangs, towards a sense of who he is and where he belongs in the world. His father says he's like a parrot who, trusting everyone, lands in the oven. Robert Ramirez's narration is clean, evenly paced and direct. A certain lively, yet trusting, innocence in his voice matches Manny's first-person narration. It dusn't, however, prevent him from powerfully voicing Manny's bullish father or his harried mother. Martinez's sympathetic humanity and Ramirez's narration combine to produce an excellent school text for teaching multicultural awareness. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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