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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

by Francisco Jiménez

These independent but 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 of four...

These independent but 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 of four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures.

Awards:

Winner of the 1997 John and Patricia Beatty Award from the California Library Association.

Winner of the 1997 Americas Award.

Selected title for the 1997 Booklist Editors' Choice

Winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Paperback - 146 pages - $16.95
ISBN: 0826317979 (ISBN13: 9780826317971)
Published Oct 1, 1997 by University of New Mexico Press
First published 1996

the class

Our class consist of 21 students who are every enthusiastic about learning. We dedicate 15 minutes out of everyday to read a book as a whole class. Every...

Our class consist of 21 students who are every enthusiastic about learning. We dedicate 15 minutes out of everyday to read a book as a whole class. Every student has a copy of the same novel, which keep everyone following along. Our daily route is learning, reading, and working in small groups hands-on. I differentiate instruction to meets the ness of all students. We are always thinking, turning, and talking with our partners to share our thoughts and understanding.

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