Esperanza Rising

by Pam Munoz Ryan

Who would you be if you lost everything you ever had?

The night before Esperanza turns 13, tragedy strikes and everything changes. She was part of a wealthy family that owned a huge ranch in Mexico. In the blink of an eye, she was no longer wealthy, in Mexico, or with her family. How does she react? What can she do to change it? This is a story that will stay in your heart after you read it.

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