Gary Soto by Dennis Abrams
  

Gary Soto

Written by Dennis Abrams
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Gary Soto by Dennis Abrams

Growing up poor in the barrios of Fresno, California, Gary Soto found it nearly impossible to imagine a better life for himself. Yet this child of farm workers was able to escape his life of poverty and despair to become a popular and versatile author. His work, ranging from poetry, fiction, and autobiographical essays for adults to novels, short stories, poetry, and picture books for young readers, explores what it is like to grow up as a Mexican American in the United States. Gary Soto is the inspirational biography of a critically acclaimed writer who was able to transcend his humble beginnings thanks to his ability to touch others with his remarkable literary offerings.

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... informed and informative...Ya very highly recommended addition to...library reference collections...for its exceptional grasp of this popular author's life and works.

About the Author

Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications, and currently lives in Houston, Texas.

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Format

Hardback
120 pages

Author

Dennis Abrams
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th June 2008

ISBN

9780791095294


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