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Parrot in the Oven : Mi Vida
by Victor Martinez


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Dad believed people were like money. You could be a thousand-dollar person or a hundred-dollar person -- even a ten-, five-, or one-dollar person. Below that, everybody was just nickels and dimes. To my dad, we were pennies.

Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez wants to be more than just a penny.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Dad believed people were like money. You could be a thousand-dollar person or a hundred-dollar person -- even a ten-, five-, or one-dollar person. Below that, everybody was just nickels and dimes. To my dad, we were pennies.

Fourteen-year-old Manny Hernandez wants to be more than just a penny. He wants to be a vato firme, the kind of guy people respect. But that′s not easy when your father is abusive, your brother can′t hold a job, and your mother scrubs the house as if she can wash her troubles away.

In Manny′s neighborhood, the way to get respect is to be in a gang. But Manny′s not sure that joining a gang is the solution. Because, after all, it′s his life -- and he wants to be the one to decide what happens to it.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780064471862
  • ISBN-10: 0064471861
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Publish Date: March 1998
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-UP
  • Dimensions: 6.72 x 4.36 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


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Books > > Social Themes - General (see also headings under Family)
Books > > People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino

 
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