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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan UPDATED!

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:22 PM

3 November 2014

 

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.

 

Google Lit Trips fans using any of the following Lit Trip titles can upgrade now. All previous versions will become obsolete once the new Google Lit Trips website is launched sometime in the next few months.

 

Esperanza Rising v2 by Pam Muñoz Ryan

A Small Dog's Big Life v2 by Irene Kelly

The Slave Dancer v5 by Paula Fox

The Kite Runner v6 by Khaled Hosseini

The Grapes of Wrath v7 by John Steinbeck

Flotsam v3 by David Wiesner

Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper v4 by Julie Cummins

Going Home v3 by Margaret Wild

A Walk in London v4 by Salvatore Rubbino

A Family Apart v5 by Joan Lowery Nixon

Abuela v3 by Arthur Dorros

Big Anthony: His Story v4 by Tomie DePaola

Make Way for Ducklings v4 by Robert McCloskey

Number the Stars v4 by Lois Lowry

By the Great Hornspoon v4 by Sid Fleishman

 

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. Tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There, Esperanza must confront the challenges of hard labor, acceptance by her own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression, while learning the value of family and community.

~ from Google Books

GoogleLitTrips Reading List's insight:

It has been a long time coming, but we've finally completed our Google LIt Trip for Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with much gratitude to Sue Corbin of Shaker Heights Middle School and Deanna Jordan of Buckhorn Elementary School.

 

Esperanza Rising touches a lot of bases regarding 21st century global education goals. It is cross-cultural and cross curricular blending history, geography, and literature into a reading experience of both literary reading as well as informational reading.

 

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Is there a future for the past at Sunset Labor Camp?

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3 November 2014

 

I'm in the middle of refreshing the Google Lit Trip for Pam Ryan Muñoz's Esperanza Rising; a story with many similarities the John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Both are set during the depression. The latter a tale of poor migrant workers coming to California from Oklahoma; the former a tale of formerly wealthy, now impoverished  migrants escaping the dirty deeds of greedy relatives. Both families wind up for a time at the Arvin Federal Camp outside of Bakersfield, California. 

 

Whether your connection to the "Sunset Labor Camp" (aka Weedpatch and Arvin Federal Camp) comes via John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Pam Ryan Muñoz's Esperanza Rising or history of the Great Depression, this is an article worth reading.

 

The question is whether it is  important to preserve the remnants of the camp for its historical value? We can guess that there are those who feel its economic value outweighs its historical value.

 

How sad.

 

But, who cares?

 

I do. Do you?

 

 

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