Short Stories, Ages 10-14


Facts of Life

Facts of Life

Harcourt, hardbound, $16.00
Paper, $7.00

"...Soto's book is a nice answer for young teens looking for stories about people like themselves." VOYA

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Harcourt, hardcover, $17.00
Harcourt, paper, $7.00

Readers are once again invited to see Fresno in ten funny and sometimes sorrowful tales about kids on the edge of messing up. Read about two boys who turn into chimps and a girl whose family needs the advice of Miss Manners. Read about a paintball war and a boy's first kiss. These stories will evoke sympathy for our young people.

Baseball in April

Baseball in April

Harcourt, paper, $7.00

A collection of eleven stories, including "Barbie," "Seventh Grade," and íThe Marble Champ." Winner of the John and Patricia Beatty Award

"Baseball in April is more than literature for teenagers. These stories give a bittersweet account of reconciliation to the givens of self and life while growing up that will be recognized as authentic by all." Los Angeles Times

"This illumination of everyday life will strike chords of recognition in readers of all ages." The Horn Book, starred review

Local News

Local News

Harcourt, paper, $7.00
A collection of thirteen stories.

"Soto again captures nuances in the everyday lives of boys and girls growing up in a Mexican-American neighborhood... Another first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life." The Horn Book, starred review

Petty Crimes

Petty Crimes

Harcourt, paper, $6.00

Realistic short stories about kids getting in and out of trouble.

"All of the stories exhibit dazzling imagery and Soto's intense understanding of his subjects...deftly brings to light relationships and their complications among family, peers, and elders in a well-crafted collection that's lively, absorbing, and meaningful." Kirkus Review






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