Gary Soto

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Gary Soto has published more than forty books for children, young adults, and adults, including Too Many TamalesChato’s KitchenBaseball in AprilBuried Onions, and The Elements of San Joaquin. He is the author of In and Out of Shadows, a musical about undocumented youth, the one-act comedies Novio Boy and Nerdlandia, and most recently The Afterlife, a one-act play about teen murder and suicide. His books have sold more than six million copies and some have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. His poem “Oranges” is the most anthologized in contemporary literature. His most recent prose collection is Sit Still! A Poet’s Compulsive Need to See and Do Everything. An indepedent writer, he lives in Berkeley, California.

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