Famous author Gary Soto visits Redwood City schools ahead of talk

Famous author Gary Soto visits Redwood City schools ahead of talk

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Internationally-known author Gary Soto has been in Redwood City this week visiting local schools, including Garfield Community School, Clifford School, and Roy Cloud School.

The visits precede a talk by Soto at the Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, on Thursday, Feb. 1. The award-winning author plans to discuss his newest book, “Meatballs for the People: Proverbs to Chew On” as part of a program supported by Friends of the Redwood City Public Library. Click here fore more the event listing.

Soto’s works received numerous awards and have finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, however the Fresno native is “perhaps best known and most beloved as a writer for children and young adults,” according to the Poetry Foundation. His work often “deals with the realities of growing up in Mexican-American communities, the Foundation added, which quoted him as stating: “as a writer, my duty is not to make people perfect, particularly Mexican Americans. I’m not a cheerleader. I’m one who provides portraits of people in the rush of life.”

Photo courtesy of the Redwood City Public Library

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