manuel raised his hand so he can be in a talent show. but now he does not want to be in a talent show. but he still rehearses the song la bamba. one time he sang a little bit of his song in front of his friend. he said it would be better with some dancing
manuel was nervous because the talent show was going to be soon. He wanted to make sure that he sung la bamba as well as he could. he was scared because he wanted to impress the second prettiest girl in the school.
Manuel was nervous when he hears the crowd roaring. once it is his turn to perform the record has a scratch on it because he drooped it and it rolled then hit a wall. he was stuck singing the same line over and over and over again. that night when he went to bed he thought next year he wouldn't raise his hand to be in the talent show.
gary soto was born in 1952. his father died i a factory acident when he was 5. he started writing poetry when he was in high school. he has a degree in fine arts.