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Esperanza rising

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 the fancy dresses and 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile books
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Muñoz Ryan
ISBN: 9780439120418 0439120411 9780439576178 0439576172 9780439120425 043912042X 9780439771252 0439771250 9780439270038 0439270030 9780756910563 0756910560
OCLC Number: 43487323
Performer(s): Read by Trini Alvarado.
Awards: Pura Belpré Author Award, 2002
Willa Literary Award for young adult book, 2001
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2001
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Of After Words guide: About the author --
Q & A with Pam Muñoz Ryan --
Make your own Jamaica flower punch --
Making Mama's yarn doll --
Those familiar sayings --
What story do you have to tell?
Responsibility: Pam Muñoz Ryan.

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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 the fancy dresses and 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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