Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

Summary

For the first 12 years of her life, Esperanza Ortega is pampered by servants and sheltered by her doting parents on their ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. But a sudden tragedy shatters that world of wealth and privilege. Homeless and destitute, she and her mother emigrate to California to work in the fields and start a new life.

Author: Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Language: English | Copyright: 2000


Vocabulary Words

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  • banding
  • symphonies
  • recline
  • melons
  • growers
  • cattlemen
  • basing
  • avocado
  • offends
  • burlap

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