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The Circuit

Stories From The Life Of A Migrant Child

By Francisco Jiménez, 1943-

"'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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ISBN

0395979021


Format: Book
Author: Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
Title: The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child / Francisco Jimenez.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.
Subject: Migrant agricultural laborers -- Juvenile fiction. Mexican American families -- Juvenile fiction. Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction California -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0395979021 9780395979020
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: C Jimenez
Oclc: 50119359
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Bib Id: 266973

Format: Book
Author: Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
Title: The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child / Francisco Jimenez.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.
Description: x, 116 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Migrant agricultural laborers -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mexican American families -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: California -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction.
Contents: Under the wire -- Soledad -- Inside out -- Miracle in Tent City -- El Angel de Oro -- Christmas gift -- Death forgiven -- Cotton sack -- The circuit -- Learning the game -- To have and to hold -- Moving still.
LCCN: 97004844
ISBN: 0395979021
ISBN: 9780395979020
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: C Jimenez