At a glance:
- Author: Gary Soto
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Children, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Mothers, Parents and children, Adolescence, California, West, U.S., Baseball, Latinos, Dolls or dollhouses, Martial arts
Form and Content
Baseball in April and Other Stories provides a reassuring look at growing up. Written for a middle-school audience, this collection of short stories offers a window into how circumstances in the lives of students in this age group are often perceived and how problems are resolved.
“Broken Chain” centers on first love and troublesome brothers. In preparing his bike for his first date with Sandra, Alfonso breaks the chain. Although his brother Ernie will not change his plans to help Alfonso, he does come through in time so that Alfonso can use...
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