GARY SOTO Author Study  by Denise Wright-Garcia
GARY SOTO <ul><li>Award winning Mexican-American writer </li></ul>
Quote of the Day <ul><li>What do you like to do? “ Read. It appears these days I don’t have much of a life because my nose...
GARY SOTO BIO <ul><li>Born in 1952 in Fresno, California </li></ul><ul><li>Father killed in factory accident in 1957 </li>...
AWARDS <ul><li>U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum </li></ul><ul><li>The California Library Association's John an...
AWARDS CONt <ul><li>California Arts Council Award </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation...
My Favorite Gary Soto Books <ul><li>Chato Goes Cruisin' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Ten best illustrated books,&quot;  New...
Chato’s Kitchen <ul><ul><li>&quot;Soto commands a poet’s gift for defining characters quickly, densely and, in this case, ...
If the Shoe Fits <ul><li>&quot;…a gentle and honest story about a close-knit Mexican-American family.&quot;  School Librar...
The Old Man and His Door <ul><li>&quot;It’s a story children will want to retell themselves.&quot; Kirkus  </li></ul><ul><...
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  • Gary Soto is an interesting author for children.I am in grade seven we read Gary Soto's books, they are Baseball in April and Novio Boy. i love those two books but most I like Novio Boy.Thank You Gary Soto.
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Gary Soto Author Study

  1. 1. GARY SOTO Author Study by Denise Wright-Garcia
  2. 2. GARY SOTO <ul><li>Award winning Mexican-American writer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Quote of the Day <ul><li>What do you like to do? “ Read. It appears these days I don’t have much of a life because my nose is often stuck in a book. But I discovered that reading builds a life inside the mind. I enjoy biographies and novels and reading in Spanish. Also, I like theater, tennis, basketball, traveling (especially London) and working in the garden…sometimes.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. GARY SOTO BIO <ul><li>Born in 1952 in Fresno, California </li></ul><ul><li>Father killed in factory accident in 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Soto forced to become a bread winner for the family at a very young age </li></ul><ul><li>Began writing poetry for fun in high school </li></ul><ul><li>Began college at Fresno City College </li></ul><ul><li>Then, accepted to California State University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated in 1975 from University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts degree </li></ul>
  5. 5. AWARDS <ul><li>U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum </li></ul><ul><li>The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery-The Nation Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of Merit from the Claremont Graduate School </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Medal from The Commonwealth Club of California </li></ul><ul><li>Tomás Rivera Prize </li></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for the Arts Award </li></ul><ul><li>PEN Center West Book Award </li></ul><ul><li>Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association </li></ul>
  6. 6. AWARDS CONt <ul><li>California Arts Council Award </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Favorite Gary Soto Books <ul><li>Chato Goes Cruisin' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Ten best illustrated books,&quot; New York Times , 2005 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Chato’s Kitchen <ul><ul><li>&quot;Soto commands a poet’s gift for defining characters quickly, densely and, in this case, with hilariously choice words.&quot; Publisher’s Weekly, starred review </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. If the Shoe Fits <ul><li>&quot;…a gentle and honest story about a close-knit Mexican-American family.&quot; School Library Journal </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Old Man and His Door <ul><li>&quot;It’s a story children will want to retell themselves.&quot; Kirkus </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;...preschool audiences will enjoy the humor and goodwill of the old man’s journey.&quot; Horn Book </li></ul>
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