Even though Lupe Medrano is the top student at her school, she is a failure at sports until she tries her hand at marbles, so she practices playing marbles day and night and exercises her poor thumb until it is sore and swollen. When Lupe enters the marble championship she wins one match after another. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
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