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Breaking Through
Author/Editor: Francisco Jiménez
ISBN: 0618011730
Year Published: 2001
Format: Hardcover, Paperback 
Description: Francisco Jiminez continues the moving tale of his early youth begun with a dozen autobiographical short stories in The Circuit. Breaking Through chronicles the author's teenage years. At the age of 14, Francisco and his family are caught by la migra (immigration officers) and forced to leave their California home, but soon find their way back. The author explores the prejudice and challenges they face while also relaying universal adolescent experiences of school, dances and romances.
From: School Library Journal