The Jacket By Gary Soto Essay

The Jacket is a memoir by Gary Soto. The book chronicles Soto’s childhood in California’s Central Valley during the 1960s. The jacket of the book is a metaphor for the challenges and struggles that Soto faced growing up as a Mexican-American. The book is an important work in Chicano literature. Gary Soto was born in … Read more

The Jacket By Gary Soto Summary

“The Jacket,” by Gary Soto tells the story of fifteen-year-old Tony Mendez living in a California ghetto. The book begins with Tony hearing that his friend had been stabbed defending him against bullies at school. The principal of the high school calls Tony’s father to let him know what happened and the police are called. … Read more