Miata has left the beautiful folkl¾rico skirt her mother wore in Mexico on the bus. She was going to wear the skirt on Sunday when her dance group performed folkl¾rico. Can Miata and her friend Ana rescue the precious skirt in time? A warm-hearted story about a contemporary Mexican-American family.
About Gary Soto
Gary Soto has written six poetry collections, prose recollections, and several books of essays. His first young adult short story collection, Baseball in April and Other Stories, has been one of the most widely discussed and reviewed books of 1990. He is Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley.
“Light, easy reading . . . offering readers a cast and situations with which to identify, whatever their own ethnic origins.”—The Bulletin
“A light, engaging narrative that successfully combines information on Hispanic culture with familiar and recognizable childhood themes.” —School Library Journal