Beyond the Gardens

Beyond the Gardens by Sandra C. Lopez Genre: Teen Fiction At the age of 18, Esperanza Ignacio begins her college years at an upscale Los Angeles art school, where she studies to fulfill her long-term dream in Animation. But she soon learns the truth to the old folktale: “you can take the girl out of … Continue reading Beyond the Gardens

Esperanza A Latina Story

Esperanza A Latina Story by Sandra C. Lopez Genre: Teen Fiction 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 more … Continue reading Esperanza A Latina Story