Manuel wished that he didn't raise his hand when the teacher asked the class if anyone wanted to do the talent show. He wanted to impress the girls. He also wanted to here a loud thunder of applause.
Manuel is practicing for the tallent show and then he drops the record which rolls away and Manuel run and picks it up from the floor. He brushes the dust off. He went back to the stage and asked if the record player is working. Mr. Roybal says that he will bring his own from home.
It was Manuel's turn for the talent show. He went out and started mouthing the song and dancing. Then the record starts to jump back and forth on the record player. Manuel thought that it was the most embarrassing thing in his life.
Gary Soto was born in April 12,1952. He is 66 years old. He is a poet, novelist, and memoirist. He has one child Mariko Soto