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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.

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:
9780395979020
Author:
Jimenez, Francisco
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Jimenez
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Francisco Jim
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nez, Francisco
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Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Migrant agricultural laborers
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
#11
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.38 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
11-17

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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.
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