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Esperanza Rising

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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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For the first 12 years of her life, Esperanza Ortega is pampered by servants and sheltered by her doting parents on their ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. But a sudden tragedy shatters that world of wealth and privilege. Homeless and destitute, she and her mother emigrate to California to work in the fields and start a new life.

Synopsis:

Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. Tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges of hard labor, acceptance by her own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression, while learning the value of family and community.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439120418
Author:
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Munoz Ryan, Pam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
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 Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
7310-8
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 272 pages Scholastic - English 9780439120418 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For the first 12 years of her life, Esperanza Ortega is pampered by servants and sheltered by her doting parents on their ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. But a sudden tragedy shatters that world of wealth and privilege. Homeless and destitute, she and her mother emigrate to California to work in the fields and start a new life.
"Synopsis" by , Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. Tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges of hard labor, acceptance by her own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression, while learning the value of family and community.
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