Esperanza Ortega Possesses All The Treasures A Young Girl Could Want Fancy Dresses A Beautiful Home Filled With Servants In The Bountiful Region Of Aguascalientes, Mexico And The Promise Of One Day Rising To Mama S Position And Presiding Over All Of El Rancho De Las Rosas But A Sudden Tragedy Shatters That Dream, Forcing Esperanza And Mama To Flee To California And Settle In A Mexican Farm Labor Camp There They Confront The Challenges Of Hard Work, Acceptance By Their Own People, And Economic Difficulties Brought On By The Great Depression When Mama Falls Ill From Valley Fever And A Strike For Better Working Conditions Threatens To Uproot Their New Life, Esperanza Must Relinquish Her Hold On The Past And Learn To Embrace A Future Ripe With The Riches Of Family And Community.
Pam Mu oz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize She has written over forty books for young people picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels She the author recipient of the NEA s Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpr meda
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- Esperanza Rising
- Pam Muñoz Ryan
- 17 August 2017 Pam Muñoz Ryan