Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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An inspiring tale set in the 1930’s about a wealthy young girl who is forced to flee Mexico with her mother after her fathers death. This powerful depiction of one girls immigration story is sure to spark important conversations among young readers.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545532341
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: eBook
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 37,587
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. She is the 2018 U.S. nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award and 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Recipient. Her celebrated novels, Mañanaland, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.
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