Gary Soto

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  • The birth of Gary Soto

    On this Day Gary Soto was born in Fresno, California.
  • family struggles

    His family had a hard time finding work. His family moved all the time. He was not a good student at an early age.
  • becoming an educated person

    becoming an educated person
    Gary Soto graduated from California State University in 1974. He earned a degree in English studies.
  • graduate school

    Gary Soto finishes his graduate studies a the University of California. There he discovered that he wants to become a writer.
  • inspiration

    He meets and is inspired by the best Latin American writer the novelist Gabriel García Márquez.
  • first book

    first book
    He publishes his first boon in the summer of 1977. The title of the book is: The Elements of San Joaquin.
  • Pulitzer Prize nomination

    Pulitzer Prize nomination
    The Tale of Sunlight was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
  • Medal for Film Excellence

    Medal for Film Excellence
    Gary Soto received the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence from the Association for Library Service to Children for his production work on the film The Pool Party.
  • Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature

     Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature
    Gary Soto reveived the Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature for Petty Crimes.
  • Gary Soto Literary Museum

    The Old Administration Building at Fresno City College will become the permanent home of the Gary Soto Literary Museum.