Parrot in the Oven

ISBN-10: 0064471861

ISBN-13: 9780064471862

Edition: 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Victor Martinez, Steve Scott

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Parrot in the Oven is the story of a Mexican-American boy's coming of age in the face of poverty, abuse and cultural discrimination.
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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Victor Martinez was born in Fresno, California on February 21, 1954. He was the fourth of twelve children in a family of migrant farm workers. He attended California State University at Fresno and Stanford University. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a field laborer, welder, teacher, and office clerk. He wrote culture reviews for El Tecolote and published a magazine called Dinton. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in several journals and anthologies. His books include Caring for a House and Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 1996 and the Pura Belpré Award. He died of cancer on February 18, 2011 at the age of 56.

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