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        Esperanza Rising | Teaching Multicultural Literature Workshop 7: Social Justice and Action

        Set during the Great Depression, Pam Munoz Ryan's young adult book Esperanza Rising is a coming-of-age tale that also tells an important historical story. Set against a backdrop of historical events like dust storms and labor strikes witnessed by Munoz Ryan's grandmother, Esperanza Rising shows how one family can withstand deep injustice by bonding together.

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