Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University (Hardcover)

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In this fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California--a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him-- to attend Columbia University in New York City.

With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jimenez's work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.

"Many students] have commented that your books give them hope and coruage and, thanks to you, many are seriously thinking about college for the first time in their lives" --John Padula, teacher, Boston Public Schools.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547632308
ISBN-10: 0547632304
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English