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by Gary Soto Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore

This collection of thirteen short stories is about the everyday lives of Mexican-American young people in California's Central Valley. Meet Angel, who would rather fork over twenty bucks than have photos of his naked body plastered all over school; Philip, who discovers he has a "mechanical mind," whatever that means; Estela, known as Stinger, who rules Jose's heart and the racquetball court; and many other kids, all of them with problems as big as only a preteen can make them.

Funny, touching, and wholly original, Local News is Gary Soto in top form.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Short Stories

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Gary Soto Children's author Gary Soto's work includes Too Many Tamales.
Peter M. Fiore Peter M. Fiore has been interested in art since he was a young boy, and in addition to his work illustrating many books for children, he is well known as a fine artist.

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