Book Discussion on Breaking Through

Mr. Jimenez talked about his book Breaking Through, published by Houghton Mifflin, with a group of third and fourth graders from… read more

Mr. Jimenez talked about his book Breaking Through, published by Houghton Mifflin, with a group of third and fourth graders from nearby elementary schools. The book is one in a series of memoirs by the author, this one covering his teenage years growing up in California. Mr. Jimenez is the son of migrant workers whose family was apprehended by immigration and naturalization authorities and forced to leave California. Eventually returning, Mr. Jimenez’s adolescent experiences included events such as dances, first jobs, and bouts with discrimination. After the presentation Mr. Jimenez answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Breaking Through

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Program ID:
167113-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Danville, California, United States
First Aired:
Dec 1, 2001
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2002

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  • Dec 01, 2001 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2001 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2002 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2002 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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