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Cajas de carton: Relatos de la vida peregrina de uno nino campesino (The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child)
     

Cajas de carton: Relatos de la vida peregrina de uno nino campesino (The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child)

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by Francisco Jimenez, Francisco Jimtnez
 

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A 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. 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.
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 Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.

El intenso relato del viaje de una familia a través de los campos de California viviendo una vida en constante movimiento, de campos de fresa a campos de algodón, y de campamentos a cobertizos de un ambiente. Narrada por un joven que anhela estudiar y obtener el derecho de elegir un hogar, esta es una historia de supervivencia, fe y esperanza. Un viaje que abrirá el corazón y la mente de los lectores.
Francisco Jiménez emigró de Tlaquepaque, México, a California, donde por muchos años trabajó junto con su familia en los campos. Obtuvo una maestría y un doctorado en la Universidad de Columbia, siendo actualmente jefe del Departamento de Lenguajes Modernos y Literatura de la Universidad de Santa Clara, el escenario principal de Mas allá de mí. Ha recibido premios por sus obras Cajas de cartón, Senderos fronterizos, La mariposa y Más allá de mí. Reside con su familia en Santa Clara, California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618226160
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
43,992
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

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 the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of his newest novel, Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, and La Mariposa. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.

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Cajas de carton: Relatos de la vida peregrina de uno nino campesino (The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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El autor, Francisco Jiménez, cuenta las historias desde el punto de vista de un niño y lo hace muy bien. Aunque los cuentos están escritos con palabras sencillas, por el cual los niños pueden leerlos con facilidad, los adultos - especialmente los que tienen interés en la cultura de los inmigrantes mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos - también pueden disfrutar del libro. (The author, Francisco Jiménez, does a nice job of telling the stories from the viewpoint of a child. Although the stories are written with simple vocabulary and, therefore, children can read them with ease, adult readers - especially those who are interested in the culture of Mexican immigrants living in the United States - can also enjoy them.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom told me to read the book..that she thought it was really good. So, I did and I could not put it down..I finished it in a Day and a half..it reminds me a little of how my parents started out. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read the second part of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Cajas de Cartón'meaning 'Cardboard Boxes' in English, is an outstanding literary piece about the hard lives of Mexican migrant workers and their families. The story, as told by a child, whose transient life is reflected in the title of this book, is truly as real to life as it could be. Life for migrant workers and their families could be very well found in cardboard boxes, because that is all they need to move from one place to the other. If you can read Spanish, you should definitely read this book. Otherwise, this would be the perfect reason to start learning. Even more, an English translation is a must, to reach out a wider reading audience.