At first Miata is certain she will win the election. She has big plans to make the school a better place. She'll clean up the graffiti, plant flowers and trees, and get computers.
Rudy's confident he'll get votes by promising longer recess periods and selling the students ice cream every day.
Miata is serious and means business. But the boys are funnier and louder. The girls think if they quickly change their image, they'll get those extra votes. But the election is just a few days away.
Readers will catch election fever as the boys square off against the girls in Gary Soto's latest novel featuring Miata Ramirez from The Skirt and Rudy Herrera from The Pool Party.
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A fifth-grade election at a Latino school in California pits a pair of earnest girls against a pair of clownish boys. Characters from Soto's The Skirt, The Pool Party and Boys at Work reappear here. ANov 03 1997 | Read Full Review of Off and Running