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Hope Rises

Hope Rises

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Lexographic Press
5.5 X 8.5 in
124 pg

3 - 8 (US school grade range)

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When Esperanza Guzman was very young her father and her tío took her to see the most spectacular event she could ever have imagined. From the moment of her first Lucha she was hooked. Book Two in the Lucha Legends series takes us on Esperanza’s journey from a failing kid to the star of the ring, fighting prejudice, bad math scores and her dad’s doubts to find herself alongside the legends she’d worshipped from the stands. Follow her incredible story as she takes her place among the lucha legends.

The second in the epic Lucha Legends series. to discover more about the legends of the lucha visit:

Paul Barile César Ayala Raúl Ariza-Barile
Author Bio

Paul Barile is a Chicago-based writer and fan of the Lucha Libre. He has spent many years in classrooms working with children aged from three to fifteen years old. He is also a prolific writer whose fiction, plays and poetry is widely published. His plays have been produced across from the world, including New York City, Chicago and London.

César Ayala was born and raised in Tuxpan Veracruz, Mexico. He spent his childhood drawing all day influenced by cartoons, animé series, comics and wrestling. Later he ventured into the field of art and after spending a few years going around the art faculty of the Universidad Veracruzana, began his first projects as an independent illustrator doing work for video games, board games, album covers, comics and editorial projects.