Manuel walked to school one winter morning. He couldn't believe that he had actually volunteered for the school talent show. He was going to sing the classic, "La Bamba.
At the rehearsal, Manuel dropped his record. He was so scared. He was glad that it wasn't harmed, though. Or so he thought.
During the talent show, Manuel was doing good, except for one part. In the middle of the song, the scratched record went through a loop. Manuel was stuck with singing, "Para bailar la bamba," over and over again. When he was done, everyone thought it was cool. He was proud.
Gary Soto was born on April 12th, 1952. He was born in Fresno, California. Gary Soto is a professional poet. He has one child named Mariko Heidi Soto.