Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

By Lori M. Carlson (editor)

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Teen Latino poets tell us, in English and in Spanish, who they are, where they are, and what their hopes are for the future.

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Gary Soto: Storyteller from the Barrio

Gary Soto came from a hard background by anyone's reckoning. His young father died in an industrial accident when Gary was only five years old. His Mexican-American family was struggling and lived in a tough neighborhood--next to a junkyard and across from a pickle factory. All through school, he and his family worked at whatever jobs they could get, including picking fruits as migrant laborers.