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Francisco Jiménez
HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (October 25, 1999)
128 pages
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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 P.

Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He is also the recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.

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The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez is about a Mexican boy named Francisco and his family. They pack up and move each season to find work only to endure hardships and the struggle of having to start over every few months. Once they arrive, work is hard to find. Papa and Roberto, Francisco's older brother, are migrant workers who pick cotton, strawberries and grapes when in season.

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child is an autobiographical novel by Francisco Jiménez based in part on his journey from Mexico to the United States of America

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child is an autobiographical novel by Francisco Jiménez based in part on his journey from Mexico to the United States of America. The book, narrated by the child's point of view, follows the life of young Francisco Jiménez and his family as they move from one location to another to harvest crops in the United States.

When Francisco Jiménez published The Circuit back in 1997, it was a pretty rare young adult read. It's won tons of awards and honors, and was even named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. And we're not the only ones who think so. But wait-it gets better. Not only is this book seriously interesting, it's also based on real life events. Actually, each of Francisco's experiences was inspired by Jiménez's own life as a migrant worker. And that's not only pretty neat, but also the sort of true story that doesn't get told very often.

by Francisco Jiménez. Farmworkers picking strawberries. Before he could read English, Jiménez loved looking at books with pictures of butterflies and longed to learn more about them. 1943– ). Growing Up in the Fields. Francisco Jiménez was born in Mexico and came to the United States when he was four years old. At the age of six he started working in the fields. I knew information was in the words written underneath each picture. I could close my eyes and see the words, but I could not understand what they meant. Getting an Education.

I just finished reading The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez. it’s a fiction book of a young boy named Francisco and his family. The theme of this book is sometimes it takes the things that you never expected to get what you want. This book is about a seven year old boy named Francisco and his family. Francisco’s Mexican family consists of him, his older brother Roberto, his mother, and father. His family is from El Rancho Blanco and doesn’t have a wealthy life so they im Samira lopes.

Other Books You Might Like. Use these questions to guide a discussion on The Circuit, a book of stories, by Francisco Jiménez. Related Book Resources. The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child Discussion Guide.

Francisco Jiménez (Author). Book 1 of 3 in the Circuit Series. The Circuit" speaks intimately of migrant life in the western United Statesa life that might be known by its politics or sociology but here is given a human face. The Circuit"beautifully captures the rhythms of everyday life and the dreams and aspirations of a migrant family. Jimnez writes credibly in the voice of his young protagonist. Pancho is a compelling and memorable character, at the emotional center of a book that will appeal to both adult and teenage readers.

"'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and 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, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. 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.
  • Alien
I was asked to read this book for school. I wasn't feeling terribly excited to do so. I just have a hard time reading books for school, especially when they are not what I would normally read. However, I started reading this book and I finished half of it in one sitting, going well over and above what was assigned reading. I finished the book in two goes. It was engaging and interesting. This book was powerful and insightful and really helped me to understand the plight of the migrant worker and his family, especially the children of migrant workers. I am planning to buy the other books in the series even though they are not assigned to me, just to understand how this remarkable man came from nothing to a college professor in his life. I was very happy with this book.
  • Zut
I have read this book multiple times, since I have used it as a read-aloud for intermediate students as well as in book groups with adult ESL students. I love how the books grow in sophistication with Panchito, who wrote the books as an adult, using notebooks he kept as a young man, as well as his memory. This book, the first, is very simply written, and the second, about his high school years, grows more explicit about the barriers he faced as a boy from a migrant-worker family. The third and fourth books deal with his time at Santa Clara University, and his graduate time at Columbia in New York.
As a frequent reader of the series, and particularly this book, I can state that I have never grown tired of the story, from Panchito's memories of the train trip to Tijuana to crawl under a fence to be met by a coyote who would take the family to the fruit fields, to his first day at school in a time before bilingual education, to his growth in conscience and social awareness, to the family's eventual deportation. These are great books, especially in this time when empathy for "economic refugees" seems in short supply in our nation's political life.
  • Dolid
Had to read straight through once started. It was hard for me to believe that people lived this way in the United States in the 50's. Being born 20 years after this took place, it gave me a clear picture of the need for the civil rights amendment as well as laws for fair working conditions. What 1000s of migrant families went through is impossible to understand without reading this account; of the migrant workers of America who made it possible for average citizens to enjoy the yummy food that went on tables in the 50's and previous. When I put this book down, I couldn't help but feel grateful (and unworthy) for the easy life I have had. The family is endearing and a testament of parents who try to do good for their children.
  • Felhalar
This is a collection of short stories based on real life. Mr. Jimenez was born in Mexico, and came to California as a young boy with his parents. They were undocumented workers. Eventually he became not only a citizen, but a professor at Santa Clara University in California.

These stories, based on his own life, and the lives of his friends and relatives, give an immediate entre into the world of the migrant worker. How hard it was to make a living, how difficult to attend school, to make friends, to become educated. How impossible to keep promises made.

This is a collection of compelling stories, that will make you laugh, and make you cry. It tells about the people who pick the lettuce in the salad you just ate, the cotton in that tee-shirt you're wearing, the oranges in your juicer.

If you've never thought about who picks those cherries you're eating right now, this book will give you those thoughts. It is a delightful book, filled with love, tenderness, compassion, and passion. This book will introduce you to the people who work the fields, cook our meals, wait our tables, who go unnoticed unless it is politically expedient to see them.

O. Henry wrote "Gift of the Magi" which is marvelous; Dr. Jimenez wrote "Christmas Gift" which will be the Star in your night! It is now August, and Christmas is a few days down the calendar, but now is the time to start buying those stocking stuffers, and this is certainly one you want get as many copies as you need for all those stockings you need to stuff!
  • Tamesya
Makenna Lynn Gordon
In Ghost, the primary characters are Cat and Mya and the setting is in a California. It seems like a smaller town. The rising action is Cat meets some ghost and it caused mya to get heart. The climax is that later on in the book she likes the ghost, and enjoys being around them.

My claim is that in the book Ghost, the theme is yin and yang. I think this because in the beginning of the book they have to move and Cat wasn't too happy about it. Also, her sister Mya has trouble staying healthy. And they met some bad ghost and she had more trouble to stay healthy because of meeting that ghost. When she was around the ghost, the ghost would spin her around and it caused her to cough. However, towards the end of the book Cat meets nice ghosts and she enjoys it. Some people might think the theme is individual versus culture. This is because in the story there are some people that might think the ghosts are good but she was staying away from them as that's what she believed. However, yin and yang means that with good things come bad things. The reason why I think that is there's more bad and good events then standing up for herself in the book.

My review
I think the book ghost taught you that life can be good and bad. I really think the author put a lot of effort and thought into it because it is detailed and very long, for example Raina Telgemeier renamed a restaurant the name Double Back Burger and there’s a burger place in real life called In & Out Burger. Do you see the resemblance? I enjoyed this book a lot it was really great.