Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida Victor Martinez

Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida

Author: Victor Martinez
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Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida
Victor Martinez
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Victor MartinezPublisher: HarperCollins EspanolPublished: 12/28/2004ISBN: 9780064471862Pages: 224Weight: 0.25lbsSize: 6.72h x 4.36w x 0.64dAward: Pura Belpre Award - WinnerAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 20130 / Parrot in the OvenReading Level: 6.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 7

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