Living Up The Street

Living Up The Street In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry we see the world of growing up and going somewhere through the dust and heat of Fresno s industrial side and beyond It is a boy s coming of age in the bar

  • Title: Living Up The Street
  • Author: Gary Soto Strawberry Hill Press
  • ISBN: 9780440211709
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, we see the world of growing up and going somewhere through the dust and heat of Fresno s industrial side and beyond It is a boy s coming of age in the barrio, parochial school, attending church, public summer school, and trying to fall out of love so he can join in a Little League baseball team His is a clarity that rings conIn a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, we see the world of growing up and going somewhere through the dust and heat of Fresno s industrial side and beyond It is a boy s coming of age in the barrio, parochial school, attending church, public summer school, and trying to fall out of love so he can join in a Little League baseball team His is a clarity that rings constantly through the warmth and wry reality of these sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances.

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    About “Gary Soto Strawberry Hill Press”

    1. Gary Soto Strawberry Hill Press

      Gary Soto, born April 12, 1952, was raised in Fresno, California He is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International, and Poetry, whichhas honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in the interview series Poets in Person He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence In 1997, because of his advocacy for reading, he was featured asNBC s Person of the Week In 1999, he received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes.Gary admires people who have done great service for others High on his list are Jose Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance, Arturo Rodriguez of the United Farm Workers, Dr Marc Lasher of the Fresno Free Clinic, and Nancy Mellor of the Coalinga Huron Avenal House As for his own service commitment, Gary has taught English to Spanish speakers as a volunteer In his free time he likes to play tennis, tend his garden, attend musical concerts, and travel Recently he has discovered that he enjoys baking cookies He divides his time between Berkeley, California and his hometown of Fresno.

    105 thoughts on “Living Up The Street”

    1. I first read this book of “narrative recollections” when I was in my 20s, and I remember being deeply impressed with the lyricism and honesty in these short pieces. Recently, I have been searching for bite-sized examples of exceptional writing to share with the middle school students whom I tutor, and I thought again of how much I enjoyed this book. Due to its local unavailability, I had to request an interlibrary loan, but after a long month of waiting, Living Up the Street and I were reuni [...]


    2. I recently read LIiving up the street by Gary Soto. This story is an autobiography about Gary Soto life, who is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. In the book, Soto writes about his childhood in the 1950s and 1960s,his working class neighborhood his school adventures, how he gets into mischief, his relationship with his family and his work experiences. Some of the characters in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra, and the mother.One of the problems that occurs in the bo [...]


    3. One of the problems that arises in the story is Soto becomes homeless when he runs aways from home. The conflict is resolved when he find a job in Valley Tire Factory, a tire shop in Glendale, California. He finally finds a place to stay by renting a room by a middle age coupleMy favorite part of the book was when Gary Soto had to pull down his pants to get a shot of penicillin. The reason he had to get a shot of penicillin was because he had a soI recently ead living up the street by Gary loto. [...]




    4. I recently read Living up the street By Gary Soto. This book is an autobiography about Gary Soto’s life, who is a mexican-American living in Fresno, California. In the book Soto writes about his childhood in the 1950s and 1960s, his working class neighborhood, his school adventures, how he gets into mischief, his relationship with his family, and his work experiences. Some of the characters in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra, and his mother.One of the problems that occur in the [...]


    5. I recently read Living Up the Street By Gary Soto. This story is a parrative about Gary Soto’s Life. Mexican: American living in Fresno, California in the book Soto writes about his childhood experiences. His family, his work encounters, covery, and his love life. Some of the characters in the book, and his brother Rick, his sister Debra and his mother One of the problems that arises in the story is Soto becomes homeless when he runs away from home. The conflict is resolved when he finds a job [...]


    6. I recently read living up the street by Gary Soto. this story is a narrative about Gary Soto’s life, who is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. Ln the book, Soto writes about his childhood experiences, his family,his job encounters, poverty , and his love life. some of the characters in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra and his mother. One of the the problems that arises in the story is Soto become homeless when he left home. The conflict is resolved homeless when he [...]


    7. I recently read Living up the street by Gary Soto. This book is an autobiography about Gary Soto’s life, who is a Mexican - American living in fresno,california. In the book,Soto writes about his childhood in the 1950s and 1960s,his working class neighborhood, his school adventures, how he gets into mischief,his relationship with his family, and his work experiences. some of the characters in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra, and his mother. one of the problems that occurs in th [...]


    8. I recently read Living up the street by Gary soto. This book is an autobiography Gary Soto’s life, who is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. In the book, Soto writes about childhood in the 1950s and 1960s, his working class neighborhood, his school adventures,how he gets into mischief, relationship with his family, his work experiences and how he gets into mischief. Some of the characters in the book Rick, his sister Debra, and his mother. one of the problems that occurs in the b [...]


    9. I recently read Living Up the Street by Gary Soto. This story is a narrative about Gary Soto’s life, who is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. In the book Soto writes about his childhood experiences, his family, his work encounters, poverty, and his love life. Some of the character in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra and his mother. One of the problems that arises in the story is Soto becomes homeless when he runs away from home. The conflict is resolved when he fi [...]


    10. Living Up The Streetby gary sotoI recently read living up the street by Gary Soto. it is a story about Gary soto's life, who is a mexican american living fresno, California. in the book, soto writes about his childhood experiences, his family, his work encounters, poverty, and his love life. some of the characters are debra, rick and his mother.One of the problems that arises in the story is that soto becomes homeless when he runs away from home. the conflict is resolved when he finds a job at t [...]


    11. Living up the streetI recently read Living up the Street by Gary Soto. This book is an autobiography about Gary Soto’s life, who is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. In the book Soto writes about his childhood in the 1950s and 1960s, his neighborhood, his school adventures, how he gets into mischief. His relationship with his family, and his work experiences. Some of the characters in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra, and is mother. One of the problems that occurs [...]


    12. I recently read Living up the street by Gary Soto. This book is an autobiography about Gary Soto’s life, Who is a Mexican American living in Fresno, California. In the Soto writes about his childhood in the 1950s and 1960s his working class neighborhood, his adventures how he gets into mischief, his relationship with his family and his work experiences. Some of the character in the book are his brother Rick, his sister Debra, and his mother.One of the problems occurs in the book is that Soto r [...]


    13. This book by Gary Soto is an okay book. At first I thought this book would be a really interesting book because he was a popular author and I heard him like everywhere. This book is about Gary Soto's childhood. What I learn from this book is that Gary Soto is half Mexican and half American and he grew up in Fresno, California. In the book, I learn that Gary Soto set up a beauty contest for his little brother. In his school, only girls could enter a beauty contest so he set up his own for boys. t [...]


    14. To be honest this is my second book I've read by Gary Soto and I'm not that big of a fan. The book is about a young mexican boy that lives in Barrio and attends a parochial school, church and public summer school, for extra help. Unfortunately he is currently trying to get out of a relationship with his girlfriend so he can focus more on baseball. He lives with both his parents and brothers and sister and throughout the book he stresses on how his siblings are constantly mean to him. But he does [...]


    15. The book is a collection of short stories based on Gary Soto’s childhood. He is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California and they stories tell of his experiences with friends, family, mischief and rebellion, and work. He is a young boy very focused on baseball and has lot of opinions on his parents and siblings. Soto plays with the emotion of the readers, to portray his journey through life. It was an interesting outlook on Soto’s life and I appreciated that he placed himself in a cha [...]


    16. Good book. I really liked how many emotions the Gary Soto incorporated into the book. The emotions felt real, and were probably real. The path the author went down to end as a writer was amazing to read about because he started as a poor kid who got bad grades. It was really sad how he was doing hard labor jobs at age 17 while being homeless and sleeping in churches. The Memoir gave me a very important lesson, which was that there is a way to change your life.I loved how the author only told the [...]


    17. "Perhaps the most enjoyable summer day was when Rick, Debra and I decided to burn down our house."Gary Soto's slice-of-life tales of growing up in a barrio in Fresno, California are poignant in their matter-of-fact storytelling. Although desperately poor, he lives life like any kid - full of small adventures, grand triumphs and disappointing defeats. From failed little league tryouts to fights (both won and lost) to girls, the stories here are about the joys of being alive, wrinkles and all.I re [...]


    18. Gary Soto is a Mexican-American living in Fresno, California. I recently read Living Up the Street by Gary Soto and this book tells the stories of his childhood experiences with friends, family, mischief and rebellion, and work. When reading this you see the point of view from a young Mexican-American boy in the world of growing up and going somewhere. It is from the opinion or viewpoint of the boy growing up in the industrial side of Fresno. This book of poetry brings us to see the hardships th [...]


    19. I wouldn't necessarily pick up this book as an entertaining read, but it is an interesting collection of insights into the life of Gary Soto and lives of many immigrants growing up in the US. I have to give credit to Soto's writing skills. The events that he writes about aren't necessarily fascinating or humorous; however, his use of figurative language, imagery, and commentary makes those events interesting and enjoyable to read about. It's hard to rate stories about someone's life because I fe [...]


    20. Really interesting book with the glimmerings of socioeconomic class and racial affairs in the background of a boy's rough and ready life. It's interesting that you get some of the sense of the other people in Gary'a autobiography, but some are barely there, like the younger brother and the stepfather not at all. The autobiography concentrating on mostly a child's experience is pretty interesting.


    21. This was one of the most poignant books I've ever read. My introduction to chicano literature. Growing up in California, and having been to Fresno, it opened up a new world to me. I could relate, but I could also imagine. His imagery is so gritty and realistic; bitterweet yet silky smooth. I felt a part of the culture. I desired to grow up in his world, yet hated it at the same time. It was loving, it was cruel. You have to read this book. It left me craving more chicano literature.


    22. Gary Soto's collection of short memoirs make for quick and highly entertaining reading. His use of simile and metaphor is among the best I have ever read; none of the literary devices feel forced. His humor is also a major selling point, and my students appreciated young Gary's stance as a tough chicano kid growing up outside of Chicago.


    23. Living Up the Street is a memoir written by Soto focusing on moments in his life. Each chapter deals with a dilemma Soto experienced. Soto's text will be part of the Dilemma unit but also with a focus on memoir as a genre. Students will work on a variety of group activities after reading each chapter. Soto's text will be read prior to completing student memoirs.


    24. Living Up The Street was a great book. I really liked this book because it shows of how a family grows up from poor to medium independence with wife and children. Also I like the way that its similar to how you live in real life and how kids grow up from pain in neck to mature or even robbing men.


    25. this book was ok it wasent really good, it was funny at times and boring kind of but in all it ok nothing more. i find allot of his books boring. there ether really good or really boring. i give this book a 3.


    26. Another weeded copy because no one has checked it out it quite a few years, we got more copies, man, and the paper is turning brown. Time to go away, oh paperback. I enjoyed reading the stories. This is my third Gary Soto read.


    27. I've lost count of how many of these books I've given to friends. It's simply one of the sweetest, funniest, and touching autobiographies I've ever read. A quick read, you'll want to pass them out like treats at Halloween Great for anyone old enough to read.



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