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Ethnic Community Builders Mexican-Americans in Search of Justice and Power

ISBN-10: 0759111014

ISBN-13: 9780759111011

Edition: 2007

Authors: Francisco Jim�nez, Alma M. Garcia, Richard A. Garcia

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This book consists of fourteen interviews with Mexican-American community activists of various stripes in San Jose.
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 8/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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.

Richard A. Garcia , Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University-Hayward, is the author of The Rise of the Mexican American Middle Class: San Antonio, 1929-1941.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Leadership and Power
Victor Garza
Blanca Alvarado
Ron Gonzales
Politics and Society
Esther Medina
Sofia Mendoza
Ernestina Garcia
Education and Social Change
Fernando Rochin Zazueta
Juan Oliverez
Yolanda Reynolds
Culture and the Arts
Adrian Vargas
Rigo Chacon
Mary Andrade
Religion and Community
Sal Alvarez
Sister Gloria Loya, PBVM
Index
About the Authors