Esperanza Rising tells the story of a young Mexican girl whose wealthy father is killed in a mysterious bandit raid during the onset of America's Great Depression. Forced to flee along with her mother from the wrath of her father's killer, her uncle Luis, Esperanza journeys to America where life is difficult and her moneyed past no longer counts for another. She is forced to adapt to a world of hard work and little mercy.

Summary of Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

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