Everything you need to understand or teach Crazy Weekend by Gary Soto.
Crazy Weekend by Gary Soto focuses on two seventh grade boys, Hector and Mando, from East Los Angeles. They travel to visit Hector's Uncle Julio in Fresno and become eyewitnesses to a robbery. When the robbers come after them, the boys must defend themselves.
Hector Beltran and Mando Tafolla are two best friends from East Los Angeles. They are in the seventh grade. They travel to Fresno, California to see Hector's Uncle Julio. They immediately go to work with Julio, who is a photographer. They go to a small airport. They fly in a small plane because Julio is hired by the Inouye farm to take photos of the farm. Hector and Mando are terrified of flying in the small plane. Up in the air, they spot a truck on fire and Julio takes photos of it because it may be news.
Back in Julio's car, they hear...
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