The Circuit

by Francisco Jiménez

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  • 9780395979020
  • 9780547377209
"'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.

  • HMH Books; October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780547377209
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Circuit
  • Author: Francisco Jiménez
  • Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780395979020
  • 9780547377209

In The Press

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