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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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Esperanza Rising
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Should replace Of Mice and Men in classrooms!
July 8th, 2015
Great story but wished more social comment had been intended: I kept expecting some comment on the father's daft decisions. If you want my advice, don't read the afterword as it took much away from the magic of the story.
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