Unlimited access to the largest selection of audiobooks and textbooks aligned to school curriculum on the only app specifically designed for struggling readers, like students dealing with dyslexia, blindness or other learning differences. A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. 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. Add to Bookshelf. What's an Audio Format Audio format refers to the way an audiobook is recorded.
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Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. 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. The book is great and my students loved it, but there were some audio problems in a couple of chapters. What an epic novel.
The story is narrated by Trini Alvarado whose voice makes us delve into the rich culture of Mexico in which the main character finds herself after the reversal of her fortune. At the start, the presentation of the luxury life that Esperanza was living makes us more sentimental about her when we observe her downfall because of a certain calamity. The adaptation of the change by the youth makes us praise the main character.