Funny, touching, and wholly original, Local News is a "first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life." —The Horn Book (starred review)
In thirteen stories full of wit and energy, Gary Soto illuminates the ordinary lives of young people.
Whether the kids are battling infestations of squirrels, dancing to romantic music on El Radio, trick-or-treating for one last time, or saving the world by becoming vegetarian. their problems are hilarious and real and as big as only a kid can make them.
"The stories show the humor of growing up as well as the anguish." —Booklist
Plus don't miss Gary Soto's Baseball in April, a story collection that the Los Angeles Times called "nothing less than remarkable."
Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at garysoto.com.
"The stories show the humor of growing up as well as the anguish." — Booklist
"As always, Soto shows that the concerns and triumphs of Latino children are no different from anyone's, and their misadventures are treated with a light touch." — Kirkus Reviews
"Another first-rate collection from a perceptive and sensitive chronicler of ordinary life." — Horn Book (starred review)
"Each story is a little treasure of human experience skillfully drawn with poetic sensibility." — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)