The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child is an autobiographical novel by Francisco Jiménez based in part on his journey from Mexico to the United States of America. The book, narrated by the child's point of view, follows the life of young Panchito and his family as they move from one location to another to harvest crops in the United States. The book has two sequels, Breaking Through and the third book in the series, Reaching Out. The author translated the novel into Spanish under the title Cajas de carton which was published by Houghton Mifflin.
The book is about Jiménez' life as a migrant child.