Book Summary

    Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and 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.
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    Author

    Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Year Published

    2000

    Lexile Measure

    750L

    Categories

    8-12, Award Winning, classic, English, family, Girls, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    978-0439120425

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    3.88

    # Ratings

    45910

    # of Words

    41928

Book Summary

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and 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.
(summary from google books)