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Esperanza has grown up with luxury-- elegant dresses, a beautiful home, servants. Then tragedy strikes when her father is killed by bandits and she and her mother must journey to California to escape her cruel uncle. Esperanza finds herself plunged into the life of a migrant farm worker, with all the challenges and pain that work brings. She can't help but rail against her fate, but when her mama gets sick, Esperanza must find the inner strength and hope to rise above her situation and hold on to what truly matters.
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By Pam Muñoz Ryan
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