The Circuit

The Circuit

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Francisco Jiménez
  • ISBN-10 : 9780547377209
  • Release : 1999-10-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 128
  • Price : FREE
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"'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one palce home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers' hearts and minds.

Barefoot Heart

Barefoot Heart

  • Publisher : Isis Large Print Books
  • Author : Elva Trevino Hart
  • ISBN-10 : 075315790X
  • Release : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 407
  • Price : FREE
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Barefoot Heart is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers.

The Migrants    Child

The Migrants Child

  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Author : Bud Salsbury
  • ISBN-10 : 9781489721709
  • Release : 2019-02-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 208
  • Price : FREE
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This is the story of a child and his brothers who were abandoned when he was three and left with their grandparents (migrant workers). They were constantly moving to follow whatever crop happen to be in season at the time, living in one room shanties that were called home. His life inside and outside of taverns and bars were all too familiar. This is the story of his struggles to find peace and to obtain acceptance in a world where it seemed that no one cared. Always looking to find the reason for the one question; Why Me?

Life Stories

Life Stories

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Author : Maureen O'Connor
  • ISBN-10 : 9781591585275
  • Release : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Download/Read : 723
  • Price : FREE
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Cris Plata

Cris Plata

  • Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Author : Maia Surdam
  • ISBN-10 : 9780870206399
  • Release : 2014-09-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 207
  • Price : FREE
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Raised among Mexican American farmworkers, singer-songwriter Cris Plata spoke Spanish, ate Mexican food, and heard Mexican music played by family and friends. He also spoke English, went to school with mostly white children for at least half the year, and grew more familiar with mainstream American culture. Until he was seven, he and his family lived and worked on a ranch near Poteet, Texas. The family became migrant farmworkers, moving from Indiana to Arkansas and Florida before finally settling in Wisconsin in 1966 to work at an Astico farm. This dual language book shares the Plata’s family story of migrant farming, music, and family amid the constant change and uncertainty of migrant life. While hardships—from poor working conditions and low wages to racial prejudice—were constant in Cris Plata’s upbringing, so too was the music that bonded and uplifted his family. After long days in the fields, Cris’s family spent their small amount of free time playing and singing songs from Mexico and South Texas. Cris learned to play the guitar, accordion, and mandolin, beginning to strum when he was just five years old. Today, he writes his own music, performs songs in English and Spanish, and records albums with his band, Cris Plata with Extra Hot. Following Cris Plata’s journey from farm fields to musical stages, the story explores how a migrant, and the son of an immigrant, decided to make Wisconsin his home.

Taking Hold

Taking Hold

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Francisco Jimenez
  • ISBN-10 : 9780547632308
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 208
  • Price : FREE
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Traces the author's education at Columbia University, where he struggled with cultural differences and a changing sense of identity.

Separated by the Border

Separated by the Border

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Author : Gena Thomas
  • ISBN-10 : 9780830857906
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 224
  • Price : FREE
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Gena Thomas tells the story of five-year-old Julia, whose harrowing journey with her mother from Honduras to the United States took her from cargo trailer to detention center to foster care. Weaving together the stories of birth mother and foster mother, this book shows the human face of the immigrant and refugee, the challenges of the immigration and foster care systems, and the tenacious power of motherly love.

The All New Book of Lists for Kids

The All New Book of Lists for Kids

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Sandra Choron
  • ISBN-10 : 0618191356
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 407
  • Price : FREE
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Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.

500 Great Books for Teens

500 Great Books for Teens

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Anita Silvey
  • ISBN-10 : 0547523815
  • Release : 2006-10-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Download/Read : 416
  • Price : FREE
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If you are looking for a book to give to a teenage reader, here's the reference you've been waiting for. Until now, there's been no accepted guide to what's good, bad, or indifferent in the flood of books coming off the presses in the hot new category of young-adult publishing. If it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, it is especially true for teen books, as publishers take aim at a new class of readers. The books land on shelves without a history, and so there is no standard by which to judge them. Anita Silvey, one of the country's leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves. With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading -- and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. Teachers can spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers can move customers from one favorite to a host of others in the same genre. Librarians can round out collections. Book groups -- for adults, teens, or both -- will have hundreds of new titles to consider. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In "Beyond the 500," Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books.

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Author : Jacqueline Bhabha
  • ISBN-10 : 9780691169101
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Download/Read : 392
  • Price : FREE
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Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why do so many young refugees of war-ravaged and failed states end up warehoused in camps, victimized by the sex trade, or enlisted as child soldiers? This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Spanning several continents and drawing on the stories of young migrants, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age provides a comprehensive account of the widespread and growing but neglected global phenomenon of child migration and child trafficking. It looks at the often-insurmountable obstacles we place in the paths of adolescents fleeing war, exploitation, or destitution; the contradictory elements in our approach to international adoption; and the limited support we give to young people brutalized as child soldiers. Part history, part in-depth legal and political analysis, this powerful book challenges the prevailing wisdom that widespread protection failures are caused by our lack of awareness of the problems these children face, arguing instead that our societies have a deep-seated ambivalence to migrant children—one we need to address head-on. Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age offers a road map for doing just that, and makes a compelling and courageous case for an international ethics of children's human rights.