Help Wanted by Gary Soto

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With real wit and heart, Gary Soto takes readers into the lives of young people in ten funny, heartbreaking tales.
    Meet Carolina, who writes to Miss Manners for help not just with etiquette but with bigger messes in her life; Javier, who knows the stories his friend Veronica tells him are lies, but can't find a way to prove it--and many other kids, each caught up in the difficulties of figuring out what it means to be alive.

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Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at
Published April 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 232 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Ten perceptive short stories give glimpses of everyday life and emotions among a variety of adolescent Latinos.

May 01 2005 | Read Full Review of Help Wanted: Stories

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