Breaking ThroughBook - 2001
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MemoP Feb 23, 2021
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 ... Read More »
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Breaking Through is a stunning autobiography of the childhood of Francisco Jiménez. Life is tough for his Mexican family as many of the members, including him, are illegal immigrants. Despite his poor upbringing, Jiménez has a dream: pursue a higher education. The journey to achieve this goal, however, is not easy. The physical and psychological obstacles he has to overcome are arduous issues that no child should ever face. During the multiple crises that Jiménez faces in the novel, both his mental stamina and his morals are put to the test. Overall, this is an inspiring read that shines a light upon the struggles of Mexican children like Jiménez that hope to attain a better life.
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