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Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan - Pam Munoz Ryan
ISBN 13: 9780439120425
ISBN 10: 43912042
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
List Price: $6.99

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life and her own depend on it.

Publishers Weekly

"With a hint of magical realism, this robust novel set in 1930 captures a Mexican girl's fall from riches and her immigration to California," said PW in our Best Books citation. Ages 8-12. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.