Esperanza Rising

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Esperanza Rising
Author: Muñoz Ryan, Pam
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1930
Geographic Area: North America
Country:Mexico, United States
Topics: Mexican Immigration, Great Depression
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age:Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2002

American History > Modern Age

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

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