Reaching Out Quotes

Jiménez, Francisco
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All during high school, I worked in the mornings before school, in the evenings, and on weekends, sweeping and dusting offices, cleaning windows and toilets, and washing and waxing floors. And although my father taught me that all work was noble, I did not want to pick crops or labor as a janitor all my life.”
-- Francisco Jimenez (Moving In paragraph N/A)

Importance: Francisco talked at length about his past and his motivations to earn his degree and make something of himself. In this passage, he went on to say that he had studied daily to make that dream come true.

We managed to evade the green-uniformed men for ten years, but they ultimately caught and deported us when I was in the eighth grade. And even though we came back legally, I continued to feel apprehensive every time I saw a green uniform.”
-- Francisco Jimenez (The Making of a Soldier paragraph N/A)

Importance: This passage appears when Francisco was explaining his dislike of the green uniforms...

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