Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

Title:Esperanza Rising
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780439120425
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    Esperanza Rising Reviews

  • Michelle

    I just finished this book with my class today...couldn't read that last sentence because I cried...the kids cried too. That hasn't happened to me before with a read aloud...great story....

  • Brina

    I read and lesson planned this book when I student taught Spanish I to 7th and 8th graders. Any review I write will not do the book justice because it's been a long time and deserving of a reread. Def...

  • Mischenko

    What a wonderful book...RTC...

  • Whitney Price

    English 425 Submitters name _Whitney Price____ Book Bank Book Bank subject: __Group 3_Book_Reference information: Title Esperanza RisingAuthor Pam Munoz RyanPublisher Scholastic Press Year 2000# of pa...

  • X

    This book was, I suppose, a good educational read: rather a beginner's Grapes of Wrath from a Mexican perspective. It covers very difficult issues of race, class difference, child labor and death with...

  • Naz (Read Diverse Books)

    I adored Esperanza, her family, and their story. <3...

  • Jenny

    An inspiring story of struggle, hardship, and hope, Esperanza Rising gave me and my children much to discuss. This is a great work of historical fiction for children based on the life of the author's ...

  • Courtney

    Though Esperanza comes from a privileged background, she and her mother are forced to flee Mexico after her father dies. She must work as a farm laborer (despite her upbringing and education) in south...

  • Xueting

    What a beautiful and beautifully simple story! I love the angles of perspective, the rich culture and largely ignored history of the Mexican repatriation, that the author explores. It's even better to...

  • Manybooks

    While I have quite enjoyed the historic information and detailed descriptions of both Esperanza's first (her original) life in Mexico (as a member of the ruling, of the powerful classes, as a rich and...