La Bamba

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Manuel, a fifth grader, feels average and lacks confidence in himself. He has doubts about volunteering for the elementary school talent show, performs anyway, and even though things don’t go as he plans, it actually works out better than his original plan. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading, 2005)

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