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Cajas de Carton (The Circuit Spanish Edition), Jimenez, ed.

by Francisco JimΘnez Paperback
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Product Information

  • AR Level5.3
  • AR Quiz Number2485
  • AR Quiz Points4
  • AuthorFrancisco JimΘnez
  • Page Count144
  • ISBN100618226168
  • ISBN139780618226160
  • PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Year Published2002
  • Grade Level5 - 7
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    Educational: Languages other than English
    Social issues (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)

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A 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. 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. Francisco Jimenez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of "The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, "and "Reaching Out"." He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family. El intenso relato del viaje de una familia a traves de los campos de California viviendo una vida en constante movimiento, de campos de fresa a campos de algodon, y de campamentos a cobertizos de un ambiente. Narrada por un joven que anhela estudiar y obtener el derecho de elegir un hogar, esta es una historia de supervivencia, fe y esperanza. Un viaje que abrira el corazon y la mente de los lectores. Francisco Jimenez emigro de Tlaquepaque, Mexico, a California, donde por muchos anos trabajo junto con su familia en los campos. Obtuvo una maestria y un doctorado en la Universidad de Columbia, siendo actualmente jefe del Departamento de Lenguajes Modernos y Literatura de la Universidad de Santa Clara, el escenario principal de "Mas alla de mi. "Ha recibido premios por sus obras "Cajas de carton, Senderos fronterizos, La mariposa "y "Mas alla de mi. "Reside con su familia en Santa Clara, California"

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