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Esperenza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan July 28, 2009

Posted by Aubri in A Favorite, Historical, Realistic, Week 7.
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Esperenza believed that she would be rich forever. That Papa would always be with her. That her house would be filled with food and beautiful clothes. That she would always be safe from the world. But then a tragedy forces Esperenza and her mother to flee to California, and work on a large plantation. Life is hard, and Esperenza sees a whole new side of life– a life of poverty and hard work. But when Mama becomes ill, it’s up to Esperenza to save her, even though the Great Depression and worker strikes threaten to bring them down. Can this rich girl rise to the challange?
This is a lovely and inspirational book that I suggest everyone read. It is wonderfully written and uplifting.
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