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Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Esperanza Rising Visions of America Quotes Page 4

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Then she flew over a river, a thrusting torrent that cut through the mountains. And there, in the middle of the wilderness, was a girl in a blue silk dress and a boy with his hair slicked down, eating mangos on a stick, carved to look like exotic flowers, sitting on a grassy bank, on the same side of the river. (14.103)

On her fourteenth birthday, Esperanza literally has a vision of America. She sees herself and Miguel as children, only now, in America, they are no longer separated by a rigid class structure (that's what the river stands for, we think). They can sit on the same side of the river and be together. Sigh.

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