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Author Jiménez, Francisco, 1943- author.

Title Reaching out / Francisco Jiménez.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  MIDDLE GRADE JIM    Assumed Lost
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE JIMENEZ    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Children's Department  JUV. 818 J61R    Check Shelf
Description vi, 196 p. : ill., [4] p. of plates ; 19 cm.
Note Sequel to: Breaking through and The circuit.
Summary Leaving his home in a migrant community, Francisco sets off for college, carrying memories of years of poverty and prejudice.
Study Program Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 6.1 7.
Awards Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2009.
Contents College bound -- Moving in -- Initiation -- Unexpected turns -- The making of a soldier -- A compromise -- Cervantes Hall -- Reaching out -- A stranger's gift -- Making ends meet -- At a loss -- A Christmas break -- It didn't fit -- Crossroads -- Soul Mate -- Home away from home -- Paisano -- In a cell -- A secret revealed -- An American citizen -- Memories of a barrack -- In Solidarity -- Providence -- Commencement -- A note from the author.
Summary This volume is the autobiographical account of the author's transition from migrant living on California's central coast to the life of a college student. He chronicles his college years and introduces the people who befriended him as well as those who had prejudices against Mexicans. Throughout his story, the difficulties of his transition from family life to college life are evident. His palpable fear of failure was mitigated by those who helped him recognize his worth and develop and strengthen his character. The book ends as he is bound for graduate school at Columbia University. The author poignantly relates his family's struggles and how their teamwork enabled him to attend college. While the book relates his trials and successes, it also describes how his family members overcame their own obstacles.
Subject Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Jiménez, Francisco, 1943- -- Juvenile fiction.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Juvenile fiction.
College students -- Juvenile fiction.
Agricultural laborers -- Juvenile fiction.
California -- Juvenile fiction.
Jimenez, Francisco, 1943-
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Fiction.
College students -- Fiction.
Agricultural laborers -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Autobiographical fiction -- Juvenile.
Pura Belpre Award Honor book (Author) -- 2009.
Autobiographical fiction -- 2008.
Publishers' advertisements -- 2008.
Dust jackets (Binding) -- 2008.
Autobiographical fiction.
ISBN 9780547250304 (paperback)
0547250304 (paperback)
9780618038510 (hardcover)
0618038515 (hardcover)
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