Esperanza Rising

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Scholastic Inc., 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 262 pages
428 Reviews
Pura Belpr Award Winner
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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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5 stars and a ♥ Esperanza Ortega lives on a large ranch in Aguascalientes Mexico – El Rancho de las Rosas (Ranch of the Roses). Barely thirteen, she and her friends are sheltered and pampered, dressed ... Read full review

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Munoz Ryan names every chapter after a fruit or vegetable. This is significant because it allows the reader to see how important symbolism is. The author also uses a lot of personification throughout ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Born and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley, Pam Mu oz Ryan comes from a background that is an ethnic mix of Spanish, Mexican, Basque, Italian, and Oklahoman. She has written books about Mexican migrant workers, the American Wild West, daring women, historic concerts, and mice and beans. "That's part of the enchantment of writing and creating characters - the variety," Ryan says. "I enjoy that there are many diverse parts to my job." Ryan is the author of more than 25 books for young readers, including the multi-award-winning Esperanza Rising, which has sold more than two million copies. When she's not traveling in the U.S. and abroad to promote her work, Ryan lives in north San Diego County near the Pacific Ocean with her husband. Her four grown children frequently come and go, and her two dogs, Buddy and Sammie, keep her company while she works. For more information about Pam Mu oz Ryan, visit: pammunozryan.com and scholastic.com/tradebooks