It was turning fall and the leaves started to turn red. Manuel was walking to school and he couldn't stop thinking about the talent show tomorrow. Everything was frosty that morning.
They all started to rehearse for the talent show. Mr. Roybal was nervous because he was worried about the record jamming. Manuel was told that there was a good record player going to be at the talent show. Manuel needed the record player for his talent he was doing.
The record was not working when it came up to his turn. Manuel didn't know what to do then he did some fancy moves to the beat and people were cheering. He felt embarassed after his dance but then all the kids and parents thought he was great .
Soto's father died in 1957, when he was five years old. As his family had to struggle to find work, he had little time or encouragement in his studies, hence, and he was not a good student. Gary liked poetry a lot in high school. Soto was interested in poetry so much that was just one of his hobbies.