Esperanza RisingDownloadable Audiobook - 2006
Approx. 4.5 hours
When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses adn servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.
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LPL_KimberlyL Dec 02, 2015
This was on of my favorite books as a kid, which I very recently reread. Thought-provoking and sweet, this book is an easy read for older teens and adults and absolutely perfect for younger readers. Esperanza's growth throughout the book is fantastic, and the events in the book are extremely real... Read More »
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