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A 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. 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. Francisco Jim_nez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master's degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family. El intenso relato del viaje de una familia a trav_s de los campos de California viviendo una vida en constante movimiento, de campos de fresa a campos de algod_n, y de campamentos a cobertizos de un ambiente. Narrada por un joven que anhela estudiar y obtener el derecho de elegir un hogar, esta es una historia de supervivencia, fe y esperanza. Un viaje que abrirß el coraz_n y la mente de los lectores. Francisco Jim_nez emigr_ de Tlaquepaque, M_xico, a California, donde por muchos a±os trabaj_ junto con su familia en los campos. Obtuvo una maestr_a y un doctorado en la Universidad de Columbia, siendo actualmente jefe del Departamento de Lenguajes Modernos y Literatura de la Universidad de Santa Clara, el escenario principal de Mas allß de m_. Ha recibido premios por sus obras Cajas de cart_n, Senderos fronterizos, La mariposa y Mßs allß de m_. Reside con su familia en Santa Clara, California

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