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Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

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ISBN-10: 043912042X

ISBN-13: 9780439120425

Edition: 2000

Authors: Pam Mu�oz Ryan

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On her parents' vineyard in Mexico, Esperanza lives a fairytale life full of love and comfort. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, the dream is shattered when bandits kill her father and her corrupt uncle threatens to take everything. Esperenza and her mother flee, and must begin a new life far from home.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.27" wide x 7.57" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Author Pam Mu�oz Ryan was born in Bakersfield, California on December 25, 1951. She received a B. A. in child development and a M. A. in education from San Diego State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a bilingual Head Start teacher and as an early childhood program administrator. At first, she wrote adult books about child development, but soon switched to writing children's books. She has written over twenty-five picture books, novels, and nonfiction books for young readers. The novel Esperanza Rising, winner of the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Peace Award, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and the Americas Award Honor Book, is based on her own…