Cajas de carton: The Curcuit Spanish Edition

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 12Z5.328574
Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and his newest novel, Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 30, 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN-10: 061822615X
ISBN-13: 9780618226153
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  • banaw
    banawThursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:47 am
    The Circuit is a very good book. My favorite part is when he was at the cotton field and put mud in the cotton to make it heavier, because he was so proud that he picked cotton and made it heavier and told his dad, and he left his brother in the car. This book is very great, I recommend it to other children.
    • 3jellybeanThursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:32 am
      The book, The Circuit, was about Francisco Jimenez’s family as migrant workers. They had a tough life. They had to move a lot for better jobs and houses. He had one sister and five brothers. He did have some fun times. Once, Francisco got to watch a butterfly hatch from its cocoon. He also got the chance to begin playing the trumpet, but also moved the same day. He finally moved back to his favorite town when more doom really struck. It was one tough moment after the next for Francisco and his family. I would recommend everyone read it because it told me a lot about the past.