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Taking Hold

(2015)
(The fourth book in the Circuit series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
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 courage and, thanks to you, many are seriously thinking about college for the first time in their lives" --John Padula, teacher, Boston Public Schools



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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
Author(s): Francisco Jimenez
ISBN: 0-547-63230-4 / 978-0-547-63230-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
Author(s): Francisco Jimenez
ISBN: 1-328-74209-1 / 978-1-328-74209-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
Author(s): Francisco Jimenez
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA