Book List in Order:5 titles

  • With honesty and grace, award-winning author Francisco Jiménez shares his most poignant Christmas memory in this beautifully illustrated picture book. As Christmas approaches, Panchito can’t wait to see what present he gets. But on Christmas Day, ...


  • 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 te...


  • This sequel to The Circuit completes the telling of the young life of Francisco JimTnez, a young Mexican immigrant who worked, struggled, and sacrificed with his large family to stay alive and stay together in their new homeland. 10,000 first printin...


  • In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? To find o...


  • After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through.So begins life in the United States for many people every day. And so begins this collection of twelve autobiographical stori...