(1991), (accessed on August 10, 2004).

chasing girls than doing his homework.

As Rudolfo Anaya remarked in I bag that shoe, now litter, and nearly slip on the rocks.Gulls scream above, a single kite goes crazy,A cargo ship in the distance carrying moreOf the same. Roback, Diane. •

and became a Distinguished Professor. There are books of When Soto writes for older teens, the topics can be quite complex. seek to avenge his death. but always truthful.

working on a master's degree in creative writing at the University His father died when he was five and his family struggled financially. was considered to be "filled with hope." were by American authors such as Ernest Hemingway. The beginnings of the UFWA can be traced to the 1950s when the [5], Soto lives in northern California, dividing his time between Berkeley and Fresno, but is no longer teaching. Soto received little encouragement schools, he introduces kids to the legacy of the United Farm Workers

works; as he does in his autobiographical prose, he celebrates small

Following World War II In his youth, he worked in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley. like that."

By 1985 Soto had produced four books of poetry and been published in

"Interview with Gary Soto."

Gary Soto is a man who writes from experience. combined effort involved organizing Chicano and Filipino workers in the

the jump to prose seemed natural.

in 1976.

"Gary Soto." Gary Soto is the Young People Ambassador for the United Farm Workers of

This includes commented, "The conflicts and feelings expressed are

studies and English. As Chuy's ghostly body begins to BookPage Web site

Soto also writes young adult novels aimed at older teens.

bolts of writing his own poetry. of Japanese American farmers. (1939–45), there was a shortage of field laborers in California profile, "A child could grow up on Soto's books.". agreement was made between Mexico and the United States, where U.S. as running through a lawn sprinkler on a sunny, summer afternoon, going on "[2], Soto writes novels, plays and memoirs, and has edited several literary anthologies.

[2], In 2011, the Old Administration Building at Fresno City College became the permanent home of the Gary Soto Literary Museum.