Living Up the Street

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Author(s): Gary Soto
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.73 hours)
Product Number: Z12573
Released: May 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501933059
Narrator/s: Robert Ramirez
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Description

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. As this compilation of 21 short stories and articles illustrates, there is no limit to the amount of fun a child can have, or how much he can terrorize siblings and neighbors if his imagination is active. Whether it's beating the new neighbor kids with bagged cats, or staring into a fan for an hour without blinking while imagining he is a World War I biplane pilot, Soto passes along humorous and compelling life lessons and tales of coming of age. Gary Soto, author of The Skirt , teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. He often writes about what it is like growing up Mexican-American, and has produced two short films for Spanish-speaking children. Stories include: Being Mean, Looking for Work, The Beauty Contest, Saturday with Jackie, The Small Faces, Bloodworth, One Last Time, Being Stupid, and Getting By.

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Living Up the Street
Product Number: BX00051392
Product Number:C3583
Product Number:Z12573

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RBdigital Audiobooks - Childrens-Young Adult Collection
RBdigital Audiobooks - World-Wide Library Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audiobooks - US Collection
RBdigital Audiobooks - World-Wide K-12 School Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audiobooks - Canada Collection
RBdigital Audiobooks - K-8 Collection
RBdigital Audiobooks - 5-8 Collection

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number C3583
Released: Jun 13, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419373558
eBook
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Author(s): Gary Soto
Product Number EB00160884
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: #9780307817433
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3A888
Released: Jun 14, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419373565
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Class Set
Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3K888
Released: Jun 21, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419373572
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3C440
Released: Dec 31, 1996
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419373589
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Gary Soto
Product Number 43195
Released: Mar 13, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788756924
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Author(s): Gary Soto
Product Number 12419
Released: Jan 12, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: #9780440211709

Professional reviews

"Ramirez's straightforward reading of 21 short stories and articles will interest fans of Soto's other work as they provide insight into his childhood and development as a writer. The barest hint of an accent in Ramirez's voice lends authenticity to the narration of these pieces, which grow out of Soto's Mexican-American life in the barrio. T.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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