Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

By JIMÉNEZ, Francisco

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9780547632308
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HMH


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 9 Up—In this fourth of Jiménez's autobiographies, the author recounts his life from when he started his graduate work at Columbia University in the late 1960s to when he began his professorship at Santa Clara University in 1973. Jiménez refers frequently to the poverty he and his migrant family experienced when he was a child. The anxiety wrought by his family's dearth of resources instilled in him an ongoing fear that he was inadequate to meet the financial and academic challenges before him. Jimé...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2015

In the fourth volume of his memoir series (The Circuit, rev. 11/00; Breaking Through, rev. 11/01; Reaching Out, 2008), Jiménez delivers a moving account of his graduate school years at Columbia University during the turbulent 1960s, paying particular attention to those friends and mentors who helped shape his intellectual pursuits and academic career path. H...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

This fourth volume of Jiménez's memoir series (The Circuit, etc.) covers graduate school at Columbia during the turbulent 1960s, his courtsh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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