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Esperanza Rising

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ISBN13: 9780739338964
ISBN10: 073933896x
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Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses; a beautiful home filled with servants in the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the promise of one day rising to Mamas position and presiding over all of El Rancho de las Rosas.

But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression.  When Mama falls ill from Valley Fever and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

Synopsis:

Read by Trini Alvarado<BR>Approx. 4.5 hours<BR>3 cassettes <BR>When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses adn servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

About the Author

Pam Munoz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and now lives with her family near San Diego.  She based this story on the experiences of her maternal grandmother whose privileged life in Mexico was altered dramatically when she immigrated to the United States and went to work in a company-owned farm labor camp.  She is the author of the acclaimed Riding Freedom and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, an ALA Notable Children's Book.

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spedteacher, July 2, 2009 (view all comments by spedteacher)
This is a wonderful book to read! If I was teaching The Grapes of Wrath, I might use this book in collaboration with it to compare the experiences of people of differing cultures. This book was easier to read than The Grapes of Wrath and is a great coming of age story that ends on a note of hope. I highly recommend this book for middle schoolers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739338964
Author:
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Publisher:
Listening Library
Read by:
Alvarado, Trini
Read:
Alvarado, Trini
Author:
Alvarado, Trini
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
California
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Four CD
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.26x5.54x1.04 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
282
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Read by Trini Alvarado<BR>Approx. 4.5 hours<BR>3 cassettes <BR>When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses adn servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.
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