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Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rayo
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 216
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780064471862
ISBN-10 0064471861
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $8.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
In a National Book Award Winner, Manny relates his coming-of-age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle. Reprint. H. PW. SLJ.
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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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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Rayo (March 1, 1998)
9780064471862 | details & prices | 216 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.25 lbs | List price $8.99
About: Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle
Library
Book cover for 9780060267063
 
from Harpercollins (October 1, 1996)
9780060267063 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.89
About: Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 20, 2008)
9781439565131 | details & prices | 216 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $14.99
This edition also contains Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida
About: Manny Hernandez's life at home is very difficult, and his friends at school believe gangs are the best teachers.

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