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From his grandmother's advice to become a barber, to the ugly green jacket he's forced to wear to school for three years, to the first time he sees his wife-to-be, here are 31 moving reminiscences to savor from Gary Soto, the award-winning author of A Summer Life and Living Up the Street.

Small Faces 1993, Laurel Leaf Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780440215530

Mass-market paperback

Small Faces 1986, Arte Publico Press

ISBN-13: 9780934770491