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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child


Super Savings Item! Save 40% on the The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children at Torrance Winchendon Library. MPN: 9780826317971. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through.So begins life in the


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After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through.

So begins life in the United States for many people every day. And so begins this collection of twelve autobiographical stories by Santa Clara University professor Francisco Jiménez, who at the age of four illegally crossed the border with his family in 1947.

"The Circuit," the story of young Panchito and his trumpet, is one of the most widely anthologized stories in Chicano literature. At long last, Jiménez offers more about the wise, sensitive little boy who has grown into a role model for subsequent generations of immigrants.

These independent but intertwined stories follow the family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots--and back agai--over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family of four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures.


"A jewel of a book"--Rolando Hinojosa-Smith


"These stories are so realistic they choke the heart."--Rudolfo Anaya

Features & Highlights

  • short stories
  • chicano
  • immigrants
  • poverty
  • faith

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Manufacturer:University of New Mexico Press
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Part Number:9780826317971
Publisher:University of New Mexico Press
Studio:University of New Mexico Press
MPN:9780826317971
EAN:9780826317971
Item Weight:0.3 pounds
Item Size:0.39 x 7.1 x 7.1 inches
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Package Size:4.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches

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