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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Soto Narrator: Robert Ramire Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In books like Buried Onions and Boys at Work, Gary Soto displays a gift for revealing the tough, heart-breaking life of contemporary urban kids. In Petty Crimes, Soto offers 10 stories about the risky situations and dangerous little scams faced by young people growing up on the harsh streets of the city.

Meet Alma, who can accept her mother's death from cancer, but not the loss of her mother's clothes to local charities. Cheer for Rudy, who learns some rude lessons about himself in the boxing ring. And struggle with Norma, whose chance to take care of her classroom's baby shows her just how difficult it is to keep someone safe. Through these and seven other sometimes funny, sometimes tragic stories, Soto chronicles inner-city youths as they strive for something more from their lives - and confront the limitations of their futures. Robert Ramirez's energetic narration captures each memorable character and event. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Taylor | 10/24/2013

    " This was another Gary Soto book that I really liked. Its stories of kids who lived in Central L.A. Of the crimes they have committed, and then would have a story of how they felt about that moment. really hard to explain there are so many different sides to the story, hope you love it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yarima | 7/9/2013

    " it was a great book gary soto like to keep it some what similar to his other books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 4/23/2013

    " A nice selection of short stories about the day in the life of the teenage Latino culture in Fresno ,Ca. There were some really good short stories in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erskine (Fogle) Dupree | 7/25/2012

    " This is a good book. I recomend this book to who ever had problems in their child hood. This story is about some kids who constantly get in trouble and it is also about bad things going on in peoples life. "

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