Pam Muñoz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and now lives with her family near San Diego. She has written over 40 books for children and young adults, including the acclaimed Riding Freedom and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She is a recipient of the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the Ludington Award.
Trini Alvarado, a multitalented stage and screen actress, has been appearing onscreen since the late 1970s. She has narrated numerous Listening Library audiobooks, including Tamora Pierce's the Song of the Lioness series.
When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now the...[SEE MORE]