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    Taking Sides

    Taking Sides

    Lincoln is torn when his new, affluent, suburban basketball team faces off against his old friends from the barrio. "Masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience."—Publishers Weekly

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    Too Many Tamales

    Too Many Tamales

    by Gary Soto and Ed Martinez

    Everyone is coming for Christmas dinner at Maria's house. She and her mother prepare by kneading the "masa" to make tamales. When her mother takes off the ring, Maria tries it on - and is beside herself, when hours later, she thinks it has been kneaded into the tamales. How many can you eat?

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Taking Sides

Author: Gary Soto

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
750L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.7

Guided Reading Level:
S

Age:
11-13

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
Hispanic and Latin American, Loyalty, Basketball, Changes and New Experiences, Friends and Friendship, City Life, Neighborhood Life, Moving

About This Book

Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.


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