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Synopsis:

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.

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From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Jimnez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education, in this absorbing, tender, and honest sequel to his award-winning "Breaking Through" and "The Circuit."

About the Author

Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his masters degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of his newest novel, Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, and La Mariposa. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.

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ISBN:
9780547250304
Author:
Jimenez, Francisco
Publisher:
Graphia Books
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Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
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Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
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People of Color
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
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Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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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.

"Synopsis" by , From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Jimnez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education, in this absorbing, tender, and honest sequel to his award-winning "Breaking Through" and "The Circuit."
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