Cajas de Carton

ISBN-10: 0395979021
ISBN-13: 9780395979020
Edition: 1999 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)
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Description: "'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  More...

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/25/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"'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.

Born in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, in 1943, Francisco Jim�nez grew up in a family of migrant workers in California. Jim�nez spent much of his childhood moving around California with no permanent home or regular schooling, yet despite incredible odds he went on to have a distinguished academic career. A graduate of Santa Clara University, he also attended Harvard University and received both a Master's Degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He went on to become chairman of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Santa Clara University, as well as director of the Division of Arts and Humanities there, and has been director of the Mexico Summer Study Program at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.Long a writer of academic works for adults, Jim�nez's entry into writing for young people came through an award-winning short story, "The Circuit," based on his childhood. In 1997, Jim�nez combined the story with others into the autobiographical volume The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, which won numerous awards, including the Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. He followed this achievement with the picture book La Mariposa, another autobiographical work that looks at the difficulties faced by a non-English-speaking child in an English-speaking classroom. His exploration of the melding or memoir and fiction continued with The Christmas Gift/El regalo de Navidad, a bilingual illustrated book about the sources of humanity and strength that exist even in the face of poverty. His newest book is Breaking Through, his award-winning sequel to The Circuit.

Acknowledgments
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
A Note from the Author

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