Breaking Through

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Breaking Through

Format:  Paperback,

195 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Oct 2002

ISBN-13: 9780618342488

ISBN-10: 0618342486

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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 Jimenez finishes telling the story of his youth.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Oct 2002
ISBN-13: 9780618342488
ISBN-10: 0618342486
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 195
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 6.75 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 0618342486

Chapter outline

Forced Outp. 1
Home Alonep. 19
Stepping Outp. 29
Together Againp. 42
Back to the Fieldsp. 48
Saint Christopher Medalp. 56
Summer Skirmishesp. 61
Becoming a Saintp. 70
If the Shoe Fitsp. 80
A Promotionp. 83
A Typing Machinep. 91
Making Connectionsp. 94
Broken Heartp. 103
Behind the Wheelp. 109
Turning a Pagep. 113
Los Santitosp. 117
Choosing Sidesp. 122
Junior Scandalsp. 127
Running for Officep. 135
ANew Lifep. 146
A Test of Faithp. 151
A Fumblep. 157
A Breakthroughp. 163
Graduation Dayp. 175
Still Movingp. 185
A Note from the Authorp. 194

Book description

At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, 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 Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth.

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