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Set in 1930, this is the story of Esperanza and her mother as they immigrate to the United States from Mexico following the death of Esperanza's father. As the pair travel they must deal with the racism and classism that confront many immigrants. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / United States / 20th Century, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino
Publisher: Scholastic Pr
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Street Date: April 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0974
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