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Parrot in the Oven - by Victor Martinez (Paperback)

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Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, "Parrot in the Oven, " tells the story of a Mexican-American boy's coming of age in the face of poverty, abuse, and cultural discrimination. "A rare and consummately believable portrait of barrio life."--"Publisher's Weekly."



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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. 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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"A brilliant, witty memoir of a Mexican-American adolescence."-- "U.S. News & Report""A rare and consummately believable portrait of barrio life."-- "Publishers Weekly" (Starred review)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.72 Inches (H) x 4.36 Inches (W) x .64 Inches (D)
Weight: .25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13 Years
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol
Format: Paperback
Author: Victor Martinez
Language: English
Street Date: December 28, 2004
TCIN: 11494826
UPC: 9780064471862
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5513
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.64 inches length x 4.36 inches width x 6.72 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.25 pounds
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