Manuel was thinking about the talent show he entered. He thought to himself why did I raise my hand. He wanted he spot lime or as he calls it the limelight and the applause and a girl to like him.
Later he went to practice at the school stage. Benny was there and was watching Manuel practice. Manuel tried to add emotion to it by waving his arms but Benny said it needed work. Benny was also practicing so while Manuel was twirling the record on his fingers Benny all of the sudden blasted a loud noise and made Manuel drop the record. Manuel looked at it and thought it was ok.
Manuel just gave Mr. Roybal and was just walking on to the and when the song started. Manuel started moving and singing till it came to la bamba and it got stuck. He had to keep sing la bamba over and over then he finally just stopped. Later people were asking him how he got the needle to stick and all he would say was "It just happened."
In 1976 Gary Soto was the first Mexican-American to earn a M.F.A and become a professor. He then started writing and became famous for it. Gary was born on April 12, 1952.