|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies|
Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & 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. 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.
ContentsContents of After Words guide: About the author
Q&A with Pam Muñoz Ryan
Make your own Jamaica flower punch
Making Mama's yarn doll
Those familiar sayings
What story do you have to tell?
A sneak peek at "Becoming Naomi Leon"
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Agricultural laborers -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Scholastic,2007
|Other Titles|| After Words : Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza rising.
After Words : Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza rising.
"Apple signature"--P.  of cover.
Includes After Words guide by Leslie Budnick.
Pura Belpré Medal, author, 2002
262 pages, 32 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm