cover image Off and Running

Off and Running

Gary Soto. Yearling Books, $4.5 (144pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41432-2

A fifth-grade election at a Latino school in California pits a pair of earnest girls against a pair of clownish boys. Characters from Soto's The Skirt, The Pool Party and Boys at Work reappear here. Ages 8-12. (Dec.)