Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 12Z5.343806
At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow during the late 1950s-early 1960s, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their good-heartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving, Pura Belpré Honor-winning sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on August 27, 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0618011730
ISBN-13: 9780618011735
3 Book Reviews
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  • james10Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:33 am
    love it
    • xxjoemamaxx
      xxjoemamaxxWednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:36 am55 stars
      I have been reading this book for awily but if you whant to red it I will let you bowwor
      • tlillibridge1
        tlillibridge1Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:05 am44 stars
        It is a good book it is an Audio Biography.