Baseball in April and Other Stories - Study Guide The Marble Champ Summary & Analysis

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In The Marble Champ, Lupe Medrano is an eleven-year-old Hispanic girl living in suburban Fresno with her family, consisting of her parents and an older brother. Lupe wins the school's spelling bee and the reading contest at the public library. She also receives a blue ribbon at the science fair. Lupe is the best student at her piano recital and is widely known as a chess champion. A straight-A student, Lupe excels at everything academic and she is pretty also. She cannot play sports however and she wants to distinguish herself at sports. She recalls a long string of sports ineptitude, including accidentally once scoring a soccer goal for the other team. Lupe decides that shooting marbles is a sport and sets about to win the neighborhood marble-shooting competition held in a few weeks. She finds her brother's marble collection and practices in...

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