Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan, Pam Munoz Ryan
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and 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.

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Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Common Sense Media:Esperanza's father is killed by bandits in Mexico and her uncle sets fire to her house and family ranch, ages 10+

Kirkus and School Library: ecplores economica and social issues in migrant population during the depression

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