Esperanza Rising

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Pam Munoz Ryan
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Scholastic
ISBN:
978-0439120425
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

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.

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