Grade 6

Theme 3: Growing Up

The Challenge

The Challenge by Gary Soto

Harcourt Inc.

Meet the Author

Unlike many authors, Gary Soto never thought about becoming a writer when he was a kid. Instead, he wanted to be a priest or a paleontologist — a scientist who studies fossils and bones. But when he was in college, he came across a book of poetry, liked it, and started writing his own poems. He's been a writer ever since!

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