Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at www.garysoto.com.
"Soto masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience."--Publishers Weekly
"A believable, compelling picture. . . . Powerful."--Kirkus Reviews