Breaking Through

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U. S. How they sustain their hope, their good-heartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving, Pura Belpré Honor-winning sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth.

At the age of fourteen, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, Francisco Jiménez, are caught by la migra. And mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow during the late 1950s-early 1960s, Francisco, his mother and father, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, and blatant prejudice.

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Reaching Out

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring. This is the story of how francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation.

. From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested.

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Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - 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 courage and, many are seriously thinking about college for the first time in their lives" --John Padula, thanks to you, teacher, Boston Public Schools .

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.

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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - 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. 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.

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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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HarperCollins #ad - But it's also the year that china's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. And when ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages, and it includes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide.

Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. Publishers weekly best book * ala best book for young adults * ala notable children's book * ALA Booklist Editors' ChoiceMoving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution #ad - It's 1966, popularity, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, and a bright future in Communist China.

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Project Mulberry

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Clarion Books #ad - They’ve always done projects together, and they work well as a team. Julia song and her friend Patrick would love to win a blue ribbon, maybe even two, at the state fair. Julia isn’t so sure. Moreover, the author, Ms. Then julia’s mother offers a suggestion: They can raise silkworms, as she did when she was a girl in Korea.

In this contemporary novel, linda Sue Park delivers a funny, lively story that illuminates both the process of writing a novel and the meaning of growing up American. Park, seems determined to make Julia’s life as complicated as possible, no matter how hard Julia tries to talk her out of it. The club where kids do their projects is all about traditional American stuff, and raising silkworms just doesn’t fit in.

Project Mulberry #ad - Of course there are obstacles—for example, where will they get mulberry leaves, the only thing silkworms eat?—but nothing they can’t handle. Patrick thinks it’s a great idea. This time, though, they’re having trouble coming up with just the right project.

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Nory Ryan's Song

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Yearling #ad - No crop means starvation. Twelve-year-old nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food, to find hope, to find a way to help her family survive. Every year nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage and fields, the English lord bent upon forcing the Irish from their land so he can tumble the cottages and clear the fields for grazing.

Nory ryan's family has lived on maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, planting potatoes, raising a pig and a few chickens, getting by. Times are never easy on Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes.

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Senderos fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Sin amargura ni sentimentalismo, Francisco Jimenez termina de contar la historia de su juventud. La manera en que ellos logran mantener su esperanza, tenacidad y generosa bondad se revela en esta emocionante continuacion de Cajas de carton. Obligada a abandonar su hogar en california, arizona, sino que enfrentan tambien una aplastante pobreza, asi como su hermana y sus cuatro hermanos, Francisco, En los meses y anos subsiguientes, la familia entera viaja en autobus durante veinte horas, su madre y su padre, hasta llegar a la frontera mexicano-estadounidense en Nogales, no solo luchan para mantener junta a su familia, largas horas de trabajo y flagrantes prejuicios racistas.

Una vez mas -sus palabras, sencillas pero potentes, permitiran a los lectores abrir sus mentes y sus corazones. A la edad de catorce anos, / junto con su madre y Roberto, su hermano mayor, Francisco Jiftrienez, es capturado por la migra.

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Black Star, Bright Dawn

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - In this redesigned edition of scott o'dell's classic novel, the annual 1, a young Eskimo girl encounters frightening obstacles when she takes her father's place in the Iditarod, 172-mile dogsled race in Alaska.

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The Teacher's Funeral

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Puffin Books #ad - Maybe now that his teacher has passed on, they'll shut the school down entirely and leave him free to roam. No such luck. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams. Russell culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas.

If your teacher has to die, august isn't a bad time of year for it, " begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Despite stolen supplies, a privy fire, set her brother on a new, just maybe, and more than any classroom's share of snakes, Tansy will manage to keep that school alive and maybe, wiser course.

The Teacher's Funeral #ad - Russell has a particularly eventful season of schooling ahead of him, led by a teacher he never could have predicted-perhaps the only teacher equipped to control the likes of him: his sister Tansy.

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Touching Spirit Bear

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HarperCollins #ad - Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. In his napra nautilus award-winning novel touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, from his victims, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, and from himself.

Touching Spirit Bear #ad - But instead of jail time, cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways.

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