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Thomaston Public Library J RYAN (Text to phone) 34020116486067 Juvenile Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780439120418
  • ISBN: 0439120411
  • ISBN: 9780439576178
  • ISBN: 0439576172
  • ISBN: 9780439120425
  • ISBN: 043912042X
  • ISBN: 9780439771252
  • ISBN: 0439771250
  • ISBN: 9780439270038
  • ISBN: 0439270030
  • ISBN: 9780756910563
  • ISBN: 0756910560
  • ISBN: 9780613538077
  • ISBN: 0613538072
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2000.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Of After Words guide: About the author -- Q & A with Pam Muñoz Ryan -- Make your own Jamaica flower punch -- Making Mama's yarn doll -- Those familiar sayings -- What story do you have to tell?
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Trini Alvarado.
Summary, etc.:
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 the 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 learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
750L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 6.0.
Accelerated Reader Middle Grade 5.3 6.0 Kilgore Intermediate.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpré Author Award, 2002
Willa Literary Award for young adult book, 2001
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2001
Subject: Mexican Americans > California > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrant families > Juvenile fiction.
Rich people > Juvenile fiction.
Strikes and lockouts > Juvenile fiction.
California > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans > California > Fiction.
Agricultural laborers > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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