Flashlight Readers: Esperanza Rising
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Now that you've met the character Esperanza, it's time to set your imagination free and pretend you, too, lived during her time.

Use the slide show to learn more about the Great Depression, the time period when Esperanza was growing up.

Then, write a journal entry as if you were there — you'll be creating historical fiction. This writing genre combines research about what occurred with your own imagination about what it would feel like to personally experience historical events and time periods.

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