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Jiménez, Francisco 1943-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 14,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Christmas fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Drama  Poetry  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS3560.I55, 813.54
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Breaking through by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,556 libraries worldwide
At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth
The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,289 libraries worldwide
[In this novel], 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 off four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endues. -Back cover
The Christmas gift = El regalo de Navidad by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting
La mariposa by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 996 libraries worldwide
"In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? And how long does it take? To find out, he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters, but he still can't understand their meaning. Illustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a butterfly, this honest, unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals how powerfully our imagination sustains us. Both poignant and true, La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes, communities, and in our schools."--Jacket flap
Cajas de cartón : relatos de la vida peregrina de un niño campesino by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Francisco Jimenez chronicles the experiences he had after his family left Mexico for California when he was just a child
Hispanics in the United States : an anthology of creative literature by Gary D Keller( Book )
24 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
The Identification and analysis of Chicano literature ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Reaching out by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Leaving his home in a migrant community, Francisco sets off for college, carrying memories of years of poverty and prejudice
Taking hold : from migrant childhood to Columbia University by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
"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"--
Ethnic community builders : Mexican Americans in search of justice and power : the struggle for citizenship rights in San José, California by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
"Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican Americans in Search of Justice and Power is an oral history of Mexican American activism in San Jose, California, over the past half century. The authors present interviews of fourteen people of various stripes - teachers, politicians, radio personalities - who have been influential in the development of a major urban center with a significant ethnic population. These activists tell the stories of their lives and work with openness and honesty, allowing readers to witness their achievements and failures. This vivid ethnography of a Mexican American community serves as a model for activism wherever ethnic groups seek change and justice."--Jacket
The circuit : [stories from the life of a migrant child] by Francisco Jiménez( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
[In this novel], 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 off four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endues.-Back cover
Cajas de cartón : [relatos de la vida peregrina de un niño campesino] by Francisco Jiménez( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through. So begins this collection of twelve autobiographical stories by professor Francisco Jimenez, who at the age of four illegally crossed the border with his family in 1947. "The Circuit" is the story of a young, wise and sensitive boy, Panchito and his trumpet. These independent but intertwined stories follow the family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots?and back again?over a number of years. The little family of four grows into ten and impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures. Beautifully and authentically rendered by actor and playwright Adrian Vargas, these stories tell of the almost unendurable journey most migrant campesinos undertake to find the American Dream. The recording concludes with an afterword recorded by the author. Recommended for Grades 5 and up
Poverty and social justice : critical perspectives : a pilgrimage toward our own humanity ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Mosaico de la vida : prosa chicana, cubana y puertorriqueña by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Historias que ofrecen una visión de los valores y estilos de vida de los hispanoamericanos
Breaking through by Francisco Jiménez( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education
Spanish here & now by Gary D Keller( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Introduces beginning students to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through dialogues, readings, and grammar exercises
Los episodios nacionales de Victoriano Salado Alvarez by Francisco Jiménez( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Cajas de cartón : relatos de la vida peregina de un niño campesino by Francisco Jiménez( file )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Francisco Jiménez chronicles the experiences he had after his family left Mexico for California when he was just a child in a series of autobiographical stories
Viva la lengua! : a contemporary reader by Gary D Keller( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in Spanish and English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
The identification and analysis of Chicano literature ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Francisco Jiménez Mexicaans-Amerikaans hoogleraar en schrijver
Francisco Jiménez Mexican American children's writer
Francisco Jiménez Mexican American professor and writer
Jimenez, Francisco 1943-
지메네즈, 프란시스코
ヒメネス, フランシスコ
Languages
English (144)
Spanish (55)
Chinese (1)
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