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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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    Baseball in April

    Baseball in April

    by Gary Soto

    In this insightful collection of short stories, the small events of daily life reveal big themes—love and friendship, youth and growing up, success and failure. Calling on his own experiences of growing up in California, poet Gary Soto brings to life the joys and pains of young people everywhere.

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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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