Reaching Out - College Bound, Moving In, Initiation Summary & Analysis

Jiménez, Francisco
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In Chapter 1, “College Bound,” Francisco Jimenez was leaving for college at Santa Clara University. The date was September 9, 1962. Francisco was very close to his family, especially his only older brother, Roberto (nicknamed Toto). His family was in America illegally when he was a child, and they were deported in 1957. They returned legally. When Francisco was in eighth grade and Roberto was a sophomore, they lived alone together for a few months and that sealed the brothers' bond. They lived at Bonetti Ranch, which was a camp for migrant workers. They worked in the fields on the weekends and Roberto worked as a janitor at the school, a job he continued after he graduated and married. He visited just before Francisco left for college, with his wife Darlene and their daughter Jackie. While Francisco knew he would miss his family, the...

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