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Gary Soto

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Full Name Gary Soto
Profession Poet
Date of Birth April 12 , 1952
Current Age 71 years
Place of Birth Fresno
Birth Country United States
Nationality U.S. citizens
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 71 years old)

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Gary Soto is one of the famous Poet, who was born on the memorable day of April 12 in the year 1952. Hailing from the vibrant city of California, Gary Soto is a proud citizen of United States.

Mexican-American poet and novelist best known for The Tale of Sunlight, his 1978 Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection. He is also famous for Living Up the Street, a 1985 American Book Award-winning memoir, as well as several works of fiction for children.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Gary Soto continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Gary Soto
Popular As: Gary Soto
First Name: Gary
Last Name: Soto
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 12
Birth Year: 1952
Age: 71-years
Siblings: Rick Soto, Debra Soto
Education: Fresno City College; Theodore Roosevelt High School


He attended the University of California-Irvine and California State University-Fresno.

He wrote Baseball in April and other award-winning books for children and young adults.


He was born in Fresno, California to a Mexican- American family. He married Carolyn Oda in 1975 and he has a son named Mariko. He was inspired by the literary work of John Steinbeck.

Gary Soto Timeline

Soto was born to Mexican-American parents Manuel (1910–1957) and Angie Soto (1924-).
Soto's father died in 1957, when he was five years old.
A. degree in English in 1974, studying with poet Philip Levine.
Soto's first collection of poems, The Elements of San Joaquin, won the United States Award of the International Poetry Forum in 1976 prior to its publication in the Pitt Poetry Series in 1977.
In 1985, his memoir Living Up the Street received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award. .
In 1993, Soto received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence from the Association for Library Service to Children for his production work on the film The Pool Party.