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Gary Soto

Gary Soto was brought into this world on April 12, 1952. He grew up in a Spanish Barrio in the city of Fresno, California. Gary Soto as a child wanted to be a priest or scientist, or paleontologist, and dig up wonderful dinosaur bones. After Gary finished High School, he attended California State University at Fresno. Gary was walking in the library one day when he noticed a poem book. He became so into the book that he thought he should try writing poems. Gary did not know that this was going to be the beginning of his life long career. Gary began writing poems and soon became engulfed by the poetic life. He joined a poem class and soon forgot about that childhood dream and had a new dream. To be a writer of many amazing stories. His friends and teachers admired and complemented his work. Gary used many of his stories from his life. He drew the core of his stories from his life events and incidents.


By Mary Nguyen