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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.
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Description:

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Trini Alvarado

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:37