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 Francisco Jiménez and his family as they move from one location to another to harvest crops in the United States. The book has three sequels, Breaking Through, Reaching Out and the fourth in the series, Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University. The author translated the first three novels into Spanish under the titles Cajas de cartón (cardboard boxes), Senderos fronterizos, and Mas allá de mi respectively, all published by Houghton Mifflin.
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