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Breaking Through

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At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jimenez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by "la migra." Forced to leave their home in California, 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 during the late 1950s-early 1960s, 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 good-heartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving, Pura Belpre Honor-winning sequel to "The Circuit." Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jimenez finishes telling the story of his youth. Hide synopsis

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