Esperanza Rising Audiobook (Unabridged)

Esperanza Rising (Unabridged), by Pam Munoz Ryan
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Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses; a beautiful home filled with servants in the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of El Rancho de las Rosas. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill from Valley Fever 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. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel that gives voice to those who have historically been denied one. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Though you may know Pam Munoz Ryan from the popular titles Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom and Becoming Naomi Leon, Pam Munoz Ryan is actually one of the most renowned K-12 Educators, Kids & Young Adults and Kids authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 6 audiobooks from Pam Munoz Ryan, with the latest Arts & Entertainment title being: Thalia Kids' Book Club: Pam Munoz Ryan's The Dreamer. Esperanza Rising was added to our catalog in 2003, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Esperanza Rising is the most popular and bestselling from Pam Munoz Ryan. Enjoy over 20 hours of listening from Pam Munoz Ryan, among the 6 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy K-12 Educators books from Pam Munoz Ryan. For more choices and information on Pam Munoz Ryan, please visit their author page: Pam Munoz Ryan.