Taking hold : from migrant childhood to Columbia University
by Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
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In this fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California--a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him-- to attend Columbia University in New York City.
With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jimenez's work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.
"Many [students] have commented that your books give them hope and coruage and, thanks to you, many are seriously thinking about college for the first time in their lives" --John Padula, teacher, Boston Public Schools
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Jiménez, Francisco, -- 1943- -- Fiction.
Columbia University -- Juvenile fiction.
Columbia University -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Mexican American families -- Juvenile fiction.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Juvenile fiction.
College students -- Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Agricultural laborers -- Fiction.
College students -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
California -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction.
California -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
Sequel to: The circuit, Reaching out, and Breaking through.
191 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm