“Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan
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Recommended by Soli: This is a novel about a young immigrant girl from Mexico who leaves her family’s wealthy farm with her mother to become a fieldworker in California. Although not about LGBTQ identity, it captures the field working community in a positive way by showing the love between families in the midst of hard labor. This book was impactful to me because I learned I should be proud of the history of my grandfather, who worked as a fieldworker, and because it helped me grow passionate about fieldworkers’ rights.