Esperanza Rising (CD-Audio)
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...
From the Cassette edition.
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.
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century|
|Genre Detail||Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11|
|Publisher Date||2007-01-09 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.4 lb|
|Authors||Ryan, Pam Munoz|
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