The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child — Francisco Jiménez

Read date: February 15, 2018
Rating: 5/5
Format: Audiobook

Partially based on Jiménez’s youth, The Circuit is comprised of detailed vignettes of a young boy’s life experiences in southern California after his family flees the poverty of their Mexican town. Accessibly written and intermingled with occasional Spanish vocabulary, this collection of stories is gripping and humbling; it is a poignant, unfiltered depiction of poverty. The reader will be moved by the characters’ experiences and will surely reflect on his or her own youth in comparison– or contrast– to that of the narrator.

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