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The Resource The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child, Francisco Jiménez

The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child, Francisco Jiménez

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The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child
Title
The circuit
Title remainder
stories from the life of a migrant child
Statement of responsibility
Francisco Jiménez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through
  • So begins life in the United States for many people every day. And so begins this collection of twelve autobiographical stories by Santa Clara University professor Francisco Jimenez, who at the age of four illegally crossed the border with his family in 1947
  • "The Circuit", the story of young Panchito and his trumpet, is one of the most widely anthologized stories in Chicano literature. At long last, Jimenez offers more about the wise, sensitive little boy who has grown into a role model for subsequent generations of immigrants
  • These independent but intertwined stories follow the family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots -- and back again -- over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family of four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Intended audience
880
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child, Francisco Jiménez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm36776380
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 134 pages
Isbn
9780826317971
Isbn Type
(PBK)
Lccn
97004844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child, Francisco Jiménez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm36776380
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 134 pages
Isbn
9780826317971
Isbn Type
(PBK)
Lccn
97004844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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