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Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Justice and Judgment Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

"Nothing is right here! Isabel will certainly not be queen no matter how badly she wants it because she is Mexican. You cannot work on engines because you are Mexican. We have gone to work through angry crowds of our own people who threw rocks at us, and I'm afraid they might have been right!" (13.46)

When Esperanza realizes that she and her family might not be able to accomplish their goals because of racial discrimination, she flips her lid. She's starting to see the shades of grey where before things were just black and white.

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