Gary Soto’s anthology of stories, Facts of Life, deals mostly with tweens finding their own places in the world. Many of the stories deal with characters of Hispanic origin. I think this book may be more suited to middle school, but some of my Hispanic students may relate to characters in the stories.
As you can probably surmise, I don’t have a lot to say about this book. I can’t say that I really enjoyed it because I didn’t relate to many of the characters, and plots were thin to nonexistent in some of the stories. There just wasn’t enough teen angst to suit me.