Esperanza RisingBook - 2000
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Young Esperenza loses her home and wealthy lifestyle and must work with migrant laborers.
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.
Right before her 13th birthday, Esperanza's father is murdered. Her mother is held hostage. She and Esperanza join the cook and gardener and escape to the United States.
After tragedy strikes on their Mexican ranch, Esperanza and her mother move to the United States to work on a farm. There they meet new friends and must look for healing and acceptance of their new life.
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