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Esperanza Rising
Contributor(s): Ryan, Pam Muņoz (Author)

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ISBN: 043912042X     ISBN-13: 9780439120425
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2002
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Annotation: Esperanza Ortega has fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and the promise of one day rising to her mother's position presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges that are accepted by her own people.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Homelessness & Poverty
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Guided Reading: V (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.1" W x 7.5" (0.45 lbs) 262 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1920's
- Ethnic Orientation - Chicano
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Golden Sower Award, Nominee, Young Adult, 2003
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, Nominee, Grades 3-5, 2005
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, Nominee, Grades 6-8, 2005
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 07/01/2002 pg. 82
Booksense '76 Childrens Fall02 08/01/2002 pg. 1
Kliatt 11/01/2002 pg. 20
Publishers Weekly 07/08/2002
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 111
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 44286
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
 
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Publisher Description:
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.
 
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