Mas Alla de Mi = Reaching Out (Hardcover)

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From the perspective of the young adult he once was, Francisco Jimenez describes the challenges he faceswhencontinuing his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allows Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family when his 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 copes 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 and trueand inspiring.

About the Author

Francisco Jiminez 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. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and his newest novel, Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780547241746
ISBN-10: 0547241747
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 214
Language: Spanish