The Circuit

Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547377207
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"'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one palce home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers' hearts and minds.

Breaking Through

Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618342488
Size: 75.36 MB
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Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.

Reaching Out

Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547529530
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From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring.

Taking Hold

Author: Francisco Jimenez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547632304
Size: 61.14 MB
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Traces the author's education at Columbia University, where he struggled with cultural differences and a changing sense of identity.

The Christmas Gift

Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547529806
Size: 52.74 MB
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With honesty and grace, award-winning author Francisco Jiménez shares his most poignant Christmas memory in this beautifully illustrated picture book. As Christmas approaches, Panchito can’t wait to see what present he gets. But on Christmas Day, he is disappointed when all he gets is a bag of candy, until he sees the gift his father gives his mother. Panchito then realizes that gifts of the heart are the most precious of all.

Breaking Through

Author: Brenda D. Smith
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321051042
Size: 16.47 MB
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Star In The Forest

Author: Laura Resau
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 037585410X
Size: 31.78 MB
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This enchanting novel from an award-winning author targets an underserved but growing population: the children of illegal immigrants. O[An] unforgettable narrative of a girl's daily struggle to find a home.O--"Booklist, " starred review.

The Iguana Killer

Author: Alberto Ríos
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826319227
Size: 26.34 MB
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Offers twelve stories about the Mexican American experience.

The Voyage Of The Frog

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545748275
Size: 60.41 MB
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This adventure novel about survival at sea by Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen is now available in an After Words paperback edition! David thought he was alone, that the ocean around him was all there was of the world. The wind screamed, the waves towered, and his boat, the twenty-two foot fiberglass FROG, skidded and bucked and, each moment, filled deeper and grew heavier with sea water. David thought surely he was dead at fourteen. His uncle Owen, who had taught him about sailing safely, would be so angry. Owen had died only days ago, his last wish for David to take the FROG out on his own, and sail her beyond sight of the coast, and once there scatter Owen's ashes.

Barefoot Heart

Author: Elva Trevino Hart
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
ISBN: 9780753157909
Size: 65.96 MB
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Barefoot Heart is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers.