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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

by Francisco Jiménez

These independent but intertwined stories follow a migrant family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots - and back again - over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family of four...

These independent but intertwined stories follow a migrant family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots - and back again - 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.

Awards:

Winner of the 1997 John and Patricia Beatty Award from the California Library Association.

Winner of the 1997 Americas Award.

Selected title for the 1997 Booklist Editors' Choice

Winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Paperback - 146 pages - $16.95
ISBN: 0826317979 (ISBN13: 9780826317971)
Published Oct 1, 1997 by University of New Mexico Press
First published 1996

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Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through...

Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through reading. Students spend 15 minutes a day reading a book of their choice, these books can serve as options in our class library.

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