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Reaching Out

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  • Sales Rank:1,248,851
  • Format:Bargain Price
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:208
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):7 x 5.1 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:August 25, 2008
  • ASIN:B006W45JR2
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Synopsis
From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education.
During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring.

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