Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
We are honored to host Francisco Jiménez to discuss this fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, which includes The Circuit, Breaking Through, and Reaching Out. In Taking Hold, Jiménez leaves everything behind in California—a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him— to attend Columbia University in New York City.
With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jiménez’s work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.
Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his Master’s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)