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Circuit : Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child - JIMENEZ FRANCISCO

Circuit

Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

Hardcover

Published: 25th October 1999
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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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.

"Readers of this book will gain insight into...the lives of immigrant families." Book Links November 2007 Book Links, ALA

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Under the Wirep. 1
Soledadp. 8
Inside Outp. 12
Miracle in Tent Cityp. 22
El Angel de Orop. 36
Christmas Giftp. 42
Death Forgivenp. 47
Cotton Sackp. 51
The Circuitp. 61
Learning the Gamep. 70
To Have and to Holdp. 80
Moving Stillp. 94
A Note from the Authorp. 112
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ISBN: 9780395979020
ISBN-10: 0395979021
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 25th October 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 212.0