In this novel, Esperanza lives like a queen on her family's ranch until her father's death forces her to work in the fields of California. Has she lost everything, or will she find the strength to rise above her problems?
Praise for Esperanza Rising:
*“Told in a lyrical, fairy tale-like style . . . Readers will be swept up.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Ryan writes a moving story in clear, poetic language that children will sink into, and the books offers excellent opportunities for discussion and curriculum support.” --Booklist
Meet the Author
Pam Munoz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and now lives with her family near San Diego. She based this story on the experiences of her maternal grandmother whose privileged life in Mexico was altered dramatically when she immigrated to the United States and went to work in a company-owned farm labor camp. She is the author of the acclaimed Riding Freedom and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, an ALA Notable Children's Book.
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