Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Book - 2008
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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. 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. 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. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring.

Baker & Taylor
The author describes the many challenges he faced as the son of Mexican American migrant workers during his quest to continue his education and become an academic success, overcoming poverty, family turmoil, guilt, and self-doubt.

& Taylor

Leaving his home in a migrant community, Francisco sets off for college, carrying memories of years of poverty and prejudice.
In an inspiring sequel to the award-winning Breaking Through, the author describes the many challenges he faced during his quest to continue his education, including poverty, family turmoil, guilt, and self-doubt, and become an academic success. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008
ISBN: 9780618038510
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION JIMENEZ
Characteristics: vi, 196 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 19 cm


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Jul 29, 2012

Francisco Jimenez's third book about his childhood. I am an elementary teacher, and have read his first two books to my classroom for many years. I am teaching summer school for middle school migrant students. Though these students are much older than my regular class, they still thoroughly enjoy this book.


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Jul 29, 2012

christinex1 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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