Senderos fronterizos (Breaking Through)

Senderos fronterizos (Breaking Through)

by Francisco Jimenez, Francisco Jimtnez
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Senderos fronterizos (Breaking Through) by Francisco Jimenez, Francisco Jimtnez


At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jimenez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jimnez finishes telling the story of his youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618226184
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 106,380
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About 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 is also the recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.

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Senderos fronterizos (Breaking Through) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a wonderful book because it shows what most immigrant go through not just back then but know days
Guest More than 1 year ago
Si me gusta lo que dice por que este libro ase motivar a los jóvenes en sus estudios, y también me gusta por lo que trata es un libro interesante. Jiménez es una persona en verdad interesante Jiménez era una persona muy inteligente lo que casi no me gusto fue que su padre de Jiménez casi no los dejaba salir mucho, pero gracias a esto Jiménez logro ser alguien en la vida y este libro se lo recomiendo a jóvenes de escuela media como también a personas adultas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yo pienso que este libro es muy bonito por que contiene muchas cosas enteresantes sobre el autor Francisco Jimenez. El cuenta todo lo que sufrio en los Estados Unidos con su familia todo por superar la pobresa que allos tenian en mexico, tambien cuenta como sufrio en la prontera.