it was summer but it was fall weather. Manuel walked to school in the frosty weather and kicked the red and brown leaves. while he was walking to school he was thinking about the talent show.
the day whizzed by, and so did his afternoon chores and dinner. suddenly he was dressed in his best clothes and standing next to Benny backstage, listening to the commotion as the cafeteria filled with school kids and parents. the lights dimmed, and Mr. Roybal, sweaty in a tight suit and necktie with a large knot, wet his lips and parted the stage curtines.
Manuel, feeling happy, went to his bedroom, undressed, and slipped into his pajamas. he looked in the mirror and began to panomime La bamba, but stopped because he was tired of the song. he crawled onto bed.
Gary Soto was born April, 12, 1952. he was born in the town Freson, California. he has written three novals.