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In this new edition of his first young adult novel, Gary Soto paints a moving portrait of seventeen-year-old Jesse, who has left his parents' home to live with his. Grade 9 Up-Set in Fresno, California, in the late s, this coming-of-age tale is told from a Mexican American's point of view. Jesse, 17, is full of self-doubt. Set in California during the Vietnam War, this evocative novel is a moving portrait of a young man trying to overcome the limits set for him by prejudice and poverty. see all. s America Coming of Age Farm and Ranch Life Homelessness and Poverty Mexican and Mexican American.
Coming of age in the shadow of the Vietnam War, Jesse, a young Mexican American, and his older brother, Abel, work long hours in the fields in order to save. 11 Sep In this new edition of his first young adult novel, Gary Soto paints a moving portrait of seventeen-year-old Jesse, who has left his parents' home. In his first novel for young adults, Gary Soto paints a moving portrait of two sweet, ambitious Mexican American brothers who hope junior college will help them.
1 Oct The Paperback of the Jesse by Gary Soto at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more!. 26 Nov The story Jesse by Gary Soto is about two young Mexican American men; Jesse and his older brother Abel. The story takes place during the. Start studying Jesse by Gary Soto. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.