When Manuel got to school he realized he forgot his math workbook, but he didn't have to stay after school. After school he had his practice for the talent show. When it was Manuel's turn to practice the record player wouldn't work. Then he dropped the record player and thought it didn't break. That night Manuel could only practice in the shower because he had homework.
The day of the talent show flew bye so fast. Then all of a sudden Manuel was standing in his nicest clothes. It was now Manuel's turn to show his act. Manuel's record player stopped at one part. He did a bunch of fancy moves that got some of the girls screaming in the crowd.
As soon as they got home Manuel's dad wanted to know how he got the record player to get stuck on the same words. Manuel explained that it was easy. He said that he used laser tracking and low functional per channel. Then his dad said that he doesn't know how kids these days get so smart. Manuel told himself that he was probably not going to volunteer for the talent show next year.
Gary Soto was born on April 12, 1952. He grew up in Fresno, California. Gary Soto's dad died in an industrial accident when Gary was 5. In 1976 Gary was the first Mexican-American to earn a M.F.A. Gary Soto was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for The Tale of Sunlight in 1978