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ISBN13: 9780439120425
ISBN10: 043912042x
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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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Esperanza Ortega has fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and the promise of one day rising to her mother's position presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges that are accepted by her own people.

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Esperanza Ortega lives in a beautiful home filled with servants and the promise of one day presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp.

About the Author

Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.

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Beverly B, August 4, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Reader's will be inspired by Pam Munoz Ryan's story based on her grandmother's life. They will also be inspired by Esperanza's charm and tenaciousness. Esperanza Rising is a classic. Part historical fiction and part coming-of-age, it is compelling from the first page to the last. Thirteen year old Esperanza lived a very privileged and sheltered life on an estate in 1930's Mexico until her father's murder. She and her mother are forced to flee the country to escape Esperanza's evil uncles. They come to the U.S., get jobs working on a farm and live in a Mexican farm labor camp. Coming to the US in the middle of the Great Depression when thousands of American farmers are abandoning the plains states for work as migrant laborers makes Esperanza's new life even more challenging. Although the working conditions on the farm and living conditions in the camp are not described in the horrid details that would be historically accurate, the book does a good job describing the struggle for fair pay and improved working conditions and the blatant injustice of the Mexican Deportation Act. The story does go into heartbreaking detail on the struggle of Esperanza and her mother to adjust to their drastic life change and their determination to assimilate and create a home for themselves. Pam Munoz Ryan does an excellent job of sharing her family's legacy and journey to achieve the American dream.
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bloo127, July 10, 2007 (view all comments by bloo127)
I loved the book, it was a great book, I just want to read it to my sisters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439120425
Author:
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Publisher:
Scholastic
Author:
Pam
Author:
Ryan, Pam Muunoz
Author:
Munoz Ryan, Pam
Author:
Munoz Ryan
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- California.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
RL4.
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Esperanza Ortega has fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and the promise of one day rising to her mother's position presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges that are accepted by her own people.
"Synopsis" by , Esperanza Ortega lives in a beautiful home filled with servants and the promise of one day presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp.
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