Esperanza Rising (Unabridged) Audiobook

Narrated By Trini Alvarado

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Length: 4 hours and 35 min.

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Listening Library presents Esperanza Rising audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Pam Munoz Ryan and narrated by Trini Alvarado.

This version of Esperanza Rising audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.

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On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, @citymousedc tweeted:

citymousedc More middle grade: The Dreamer and Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. @LatinosInKidLit #colormyshelf

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, @Taylorgg12 tweeted:

Taylorgg12 5 of 5 stars to Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, @FlytoFiction tweeted:

FlytoFiction 4 of 5 stars to Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

On Sunday, March 09, 2014, @kathcous tweeted:

kathcous Just started Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan...stay tuned for highlights!

On Wednesday, March 05, 2014, @EThorntonCMS tweeted:

EThorntonCMS My ELA enrichment class wrote Beautiful Epilogues to Esperanza Rising. Pam Muñoz Ryan would be proud. #ncssbethebest #CMSBeTheBest

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, @Pinkbookdragon tweeted:

Pinkbookdragon 4 of 5 stars to Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

On Thursday, February 06, 2014, @TheLazyPoet tweeted:

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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.

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