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In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teen readers, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask the reader to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Ericand#8217;s evolution from average kid to globe-traveling humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most elite military outfit in the world: the Navy SEALs. Along the way, theyand#8217;ll be asked to consider the power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and compassion so that they grow to be tomorrowand#8217;s heroes. Sure to inspire and motivate.

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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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Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist, shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humantarian and a Navy SEAL in this inspirational book for young adults.

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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9780395979020
Author:
Jimenez, Francisco
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Jimenez
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Greitens, Eric
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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
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Migrant agricultural laborers
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
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Children s-General
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General
Subject:
People of Color
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
#11
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
11-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
"'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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist, shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humantarian and a Navy SEAL in this inspirational book for young adults.
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