Manuel signed up for the Talent Show. He's singing La Bamba. While he was practicing he asked his friend, "How do I look?"His friend said that he should dance like Michael Jackson.
He started to sing the song in the shower as some practice time. He would not tell his parents what he was doing. He wanted to practice as much as he could so he would not really mess up. He would practice in front of his friend.
Finally the talent show came around and they were all in the lunch room together. They were all nervous to do there things but they were ready. Manuel was so scared to go sing. It was finally his turn and he went on stage and the song started. Then it started to mess up and he didn't win.
Gary Soto father named Manuel Soto got killed during and accident while working for the Sunmaid Raisin Company. He decided to make stories to help him. He made this story with his fathers name.