Francisco Jiménez's Cajas de carton PDF

By Francisco Jiménez

ISBN-10: 0395979021

ISBN-13: 9780395979020

"'La frontera'...I heard it for the 1st time again within the overdue Nineteen Forties whilst Papa and Mama informed me and Roberto, my older brother, that sometime we might take a protracted journey north, pass l. a. frontera, input California, and go away our poverty behind." So starts this sincere and strong account of a family's trip to the fields of California — to a lifetime of consistent relocating, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from making a choice on grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce, from tent towns to one-room shacks. noticeable during the eyes of a boy who longs for an schooling and the perfect to name one position domestic, it is a tale of survival, religion, and wish. it's a trip that would open readers' hearts and minds.
a robust account of a family's trip to the fields of California — to a lifetime of consistent relocating, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent towns to one-room shacks. visible in the course of the eyes of a boy who longs for an schooling and the precise to name one palce...

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Esperaba que nos dijeran algo de Torito pero no dijeron ni una sola palabra sobre él. Tan pronto como terminamos de cenar, mis papás se fueron al hospital. Después de ayudarle a lavar los trastes a Roberto, me fui detrás de nuestra carpa para rezar otra vez de rodillas. Pero'sólo recé por un momento porque al escuchar los cánticos de doña María a un lado, volví a entrar de prisa. Cuando mis padres regresaron del hospital, Mamá venía con los brazos vacíos. Roberto y yo nos miramos descorazonados.

Encima, muy cerca de mi pupitre, había una oruga en un frasco grande. Se parecía a las orugas que había visto en el campo. Era un gusanillo de color verde amarillento con bandas negras. Se movía muy lentamente sin hacer ruido. Estaba a punto de meter la mano y tocar a la oruga cuando la campana sonó. Todos los niños entraron silenciosamente y tomaron sus asientos. Algunos me miraron y se pusieron a reír. Avergonzado y nervioso, volteé la cabeza y dirigí la mirada hacia el frasco donde estaba la oruga.

Ella era delgada y alta y siempre vestía de negro, que hacía juego con el color de su cabello negro y lacio. Su piel era rosada y cacariza, y sus ojos profundos tenían un color verde claro. Atada a su cintura siempre llevaba una bolsa pequeña de terciopelo morado que tintineaba cuando ella caminaba. —Adelante—le contestó Papá. —He estado escuchando a su bebé. Ha llorado mucho—continuó doña María—. ¿Qué le pasa? —No sabemos—contestó Mamá. —preguntó doña María, sosteniendo la bolsa de terciopelo en la palma de su mano izquierda—.

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