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November 5, 2003
The poem “Black Hair by Gary Soter describes a case of puppy love. He talks about an eight-year-old Mexican girl. The girl is in love with hector Moreno because he is Mexican and plays baseball. She would sit in the bleachers with her mom and cheer the players on the field. She describes how she imagines herself running the bases with hector as a group of Mexicans waits for them at the home plate. She says that her black hair is lifting in he wind. I think this poem says something about the pride Mexican people have for baseball players.