Fourteen Year Old Esperanza Ignacio Could Only Think Of A Few Words To Sum Up Her Life Crap, Crap, Crap She Was Born Into A Poor Latino Family Living In A Small Crummy Apartment In The Barrio Side Of Town, Where The Graffiti Chiseled The Souls And Character Of The Residents Than It Impacted The Exterior Looks Of The Buildings Her Father Was A Drunken, Gambler, And Wife Beater Who, One Cold Night, Got Arrested After A Violent Intrusion Her Entire Circle Of Relatives Consisted Of Nothing But Formers Former Drug Addicts, Former Gangsters And Gang Bangers, Former Alcoholics, Former Everything Yep, Her Life Was Nothing But A Huge Load Of Crap And She Hadn T Even Started High School Yet After Surviving A Scorching Summer Heat, Esperanza Enters The Unfamiliar World Of High School With A Tight Knot In Her Stomach On The Very First Day, She Is Sucked Into A Blunder Of Catastrophic Events Beginning With Accidentally Running Into The World S BIGGEST Bully Now, She Has Made Herself The Prime Target For A Main Course And, To Top It All Off, She Has To See This Girl Everyday In P.E P.E The One Class Esperanza Truly Despises The Most Could Life Be Any Worse For Her Well, Her Family Could Take In A Relative Hopped Up On Drugs, A Probable Shooting Can Take Place Right In Front Of Her, And Esperanza Could Also Sit And Listen To The Crazed Ranting Of Her Loud Psychotic Mother Oh, Wait, All That Does Happen To Make Things Even Easier, Her Best Friend, Carla, Won T Stop Trying To Marry Her Off To Her Twin Brother, Carlos And She Has These Two Puny Siblings Constantly Vying For Her Attention God, It S A Wonder She Doesn T Strap Herself In A Straight Jacket And Pretend To Be Elvis Nonetheless, Esperanza Attempts To Get Through It All She Is A Smart And Ambitious Young Kid Struggling To Survive Her Life While Fighting To Make Her Mark On The World Her Story Is Filled With Pain, Strength, And Too Much Loud Bickering It Carries A Voice Enriched With Barrio Slang And Sarcastic Humor Esperanza Illustrates What Persistent Latino Youth Can Achieve When They Get Back Up After A Fall And Keep On Walking Straight Into College Esperanza Is An Admirable And Too Real Story Of Many Latino Youths Lacking Role Models, Who Find Themselves Lost And Isolated In The Paved Jungles Of The Inner Cities And Overwhelmed By The Dissonance Of Barrio Life Sandra C Lopez Has Created A Resilient And Likeable Character, Esperanza, Who Seems Closer To A Naked Truth Seeker Than To A Barrio Kid Desperately Trying To Get Out Of A Crappy World, But Not Knowing Exactly Where She Was Going To Highly Recommended Andrea Alessandra, University Of California, Berkeley Sandra Lopez Is A Fresh And Resonant Voice From The Hispanic Rainbow Ray Michael Baca Author Brotherhood Of The Light
Sandra C L pez is one of today s influential Latina authors in Young Adult literature Her first novel, Esperanza A Latina Story, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college Since then she has published several other books, including the Single Chicas series She was named as one of 2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch by Latino Stories, and her book, Beyond the Gardens, was a Silver Medal winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards in Multicultural Fiction and won first place in the Int l Latino Book Awards She also works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer Art, literature, and travel are her passions, and she aims to keep doing them as long as she can For inquiries regarding events and projects, please contact her directly.
- 356 pages
- Esperanza: A Latina Story
- Sandra C. Lopez
- 20 August 2017 Sandra C. Lopez