Pacific Crossing

by Gary Soto

Lincoln Mendoza thought life as a Mexican-American in the States was tough, but that's nothing compared to what he finds when he goes to Japan.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152046965
  • ISBN-10: 0152046968
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 03/01/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

In Japan for the summer to practice the martial art of kempo, Lincoln sometimes feels like little more than a brown boy in a white gi. Yet with the help of his Japanese brother, Mitsuo, Lincoln sees that people everywhere, whether friend or kempo opponent, share passions much like his own--for baseball, family traditions, and new friendships.

About the author
Gary Soto

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at


"The author's keen understanding . . . produces a story that is both touching and enlightening."--Publishers Weekly