A Fire in My Hands

A Fire in My Hands


Book - 2006
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Few writers capture the everyday moments of life like Gary Soto. In direct and vivid poems, he draws from his own youth in California's Central Valley to portray the joys and sorrows of young people. His writing focuses on Latino characters, yet speaks to readers of all ethnicities. Acclaimed by educators since its original publication in 1998, A Fire in My Hands has been revised and expanded in this new edition. Old and new fans of Soto's work will welcome the return of his compelling poems. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Poetry)
Includes an introduction and an interview with the author.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Edition: Revised and expanded edition
ISBN: 9780152055646
Branch Call Number: YA NF POETRY Soto G
Characteristics: 74 pages ; 22 cm.


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Ringiejean Jun 25, 2014

great poems


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olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

The author's 21 poems drawn from a back-ground of growing up Mexican-American in the San Joaquin Valley, CA., all of the poems are about everyday experiences familiar to us all.


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