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Gary Soto
Short Biography: A finalist for the National Book Award for his adult poetry and winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for his memoirs, Gary Soto is also the author of many novels and picture books for young people. He was born and raised in Fresno, California, and serves as Young People’s Ambassador for the California Rural Legal Assistance and the United Farm Workers of America. Chato’s Kitchen won the 1996 Pura Belpré Award for illustration. Gary Soto lives in Berkeley, California, where he is a professor at
the University of California.