¨Why did I raise my hand? ¨ Manuel asked himself, but he already knew why he yearned for the light to be noticed.He wanted to be noticed by people make his siblings envy him.during lunch Manuel hung out with Benny he was playing the trombone for the talent show. ¨How do I look?¨ Manuel asked after he was done Benny said it looked good.
During rehearsal, Mr. Roybal, was nervous about his debut as the school´s talent coordinator,he cursed under his breath when the lever that controlled the speed on the record player jammed.¨Whats wrong with you?" "Is it broken?" Manuel asked,Mr. Roybal assured him would have a good record player at the talent show,even if it meant bringing one from home.
Manuel started the song immediately. Glassy eyed in front of so many so many people he couldn't see his family besides his brother wearing his favorite T-shirt. What am I doing here Manuel thought, this is no fun at all. Then the record player got stuck, and he had to sing Para La Bamba. After he finished everyone was coming up to him saying how funny it's
Gary Anthony Soto Birth: April 12, 1952 . Gary has received high praise for his poetry—his collections have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He also has received a Nation/Discovery Award and the Levinson Award from Poetry. However, Soto is perhaps very known and most beloved as a writer for children and young adults.