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La Bamba By: Gary Soto
Manuel is thinking right now: Why did I have to raise my hand? He raised his hand to sign up for the talent show. He's going to sing, La Bamba, a song by Ritchie Valen. He forgot his mathbook at home, so he's going to get in trouble for that. But, luckily, his talent show practice is that morning.
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Manuel is about to sing. The smart alecky kids mock the teacher behind the curtains while Manuel is trying to memorize the song. Uh oh, it's Manuel's time to sing, and Mr. Roybal puts in the CD. Manuel does absolutely fine until the CD repeats the words. Manuel repeats the words as well, sending him into major embarrassment.
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To Manuel's surprise, the crowd roared, and they clapped and clapped. People asked him how he did it, and all he said was: "It just happened." Later that night, at home, Manuel's dad asked the same thing. "How did you do it?" Manuel replied with a snarky sentence and was sent to bed. In a good way, it was late. He got into bed happily, but he was so tired of the one song: La bamba.
The wonderful poet and author, Gary Soto, was born on April 12, 1952. Soto became famous for his books for children and young adults. Soto has won many awards including; The Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, A Nation/Discovery Award and the Levinson Award from Poetry. Gary was very successful with his works of art (poetry), and his amazing, inspiring books.