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The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez
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Jan 07, 12

Read in January, 2012

My 11 year old son is reading this in school. He has been very moved by the stories of a Mexican family's illegal entry into the United States and the life they faced as migrant workers. Francisco, the younger son in the family, is the narrator of the story and his young eyes gave me a much keener appreciation for the difficulties of migrant life. A book like this could easily have become saccharine and manipulative. Jimenez's book was not, and I was glad that my son's teachers brought a book of this emotional and political depth to my son's class.
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