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Jiménez's compelling autobiographical stories in "Breaking Through," sequel to "The Circuit," combine dramatic social issues of poverty and prejudice in the 1950s with timeless adolescent experiences of family tension, school, and romance. Powerful images of a teenager overcoming crushing poverty and personal challenges while maintaining hope encourage readers to "break through" their own barriers with tenacity and courage.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2002 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780618011735