Taking Hold (Paperback)
From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328742094, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
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About the Author
Praise For Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University…
“From strawberry fields to the Ivory Tower, Santa Clara University professor was a class act.”
—San Jose Mercury News
“‘Taking Hold’ is an engaging, inspiring account of a migrant worker turned Ivy League graduate.”
—New York Daily News
"There is a humble sincerity and earnest plainspokenness to Jiménez’s prose. His ingratiating storytelling—who else could make these years of adulthood such a compelling read for teens?—make us root for him to succeed."
—Horn Book Magazine
"With characteristic grace and insight, [Jimenez] describes his new life in the grit and crush of Manhattan, the initial alienation of being a misfit among peers...and the strain of missing his family and girlfriend in California."
"An eloquent work about overcoming poverty to receive an advanced education."
—School Library Journal