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Breaking ThroughJiménez'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
Esperanza RisingPampered thirteen-year-old Esperanza and her mother are forced to flee Mexico following her father's sudden death and his brothers' takeover of their land. In a California migrant-worker camp, they encounter poverty and racism that are mitigated by the support of family and friends. Esperanza's response to the fall from a privileged life into a 1930s, immigrant experience transforms her from a spoiled child into a strong adolescent.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2002 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780439120418