Biography of Gary Soto


Study Guides on Works by Gary Soto

"The No-Guitar Blues," written by Gary Soto, is a short story. It is about a boy named Fausto, who very much wants a guitar. He asks his parents, but they say that guitars are too expensive. He then tries to think of ways to get a guitar. After a...

Gary Soto originally published his poem “Oranges” as part of his 1985 collection titled Black Hair. Republished ten years later in New and Selected Poems. The poem also makes a cameo appearance in his 1991 young adult collection of free verse...

A Summer Life by Gary Soto is a collection of 39 autobiographical essays in which Soto gives the readers a vivid description of his days in Fresno, California, as he grew from a young boy to a young adult. The book can be divided into three main...