This is Manuel he was walking to school when realized he forgot his math book and if his teacher found out he would have to stay after school and miss practice. But fortunately for him the did it in the morning.
When Manuel was at practice his friend benny was playing the trumpet and it scared Manuel and he dropped his recored. Then it rolled across the room and hit the wall.
Manuel was up to sing. When he was singing the record had a scratch and and Manuel sang the same thing over and over until his teacher ripped the needle off the record then he scooted off stage and went home.
Gary Soto was born April 12 1952. He was married to Carolyn Oda. He also is a poet.