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Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
IN SPANISH — When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439576178
ISBN-10: 0439576172
Publication Date: 1/2000
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a beautifully told story of a young girl and her family who are forced to emigrate to the United States and take migrant farm work in order to escape an unacceptable fate back home in Mexico. Esperanza must grow up quickly as her pampered childhood is replaced by one in which she must take on adult responsibilities in order for her family to survive. Serious, yet full of youthful optimism, this is a great book for readers in grades 3 through 6.
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Any book that makes me cry by the end of the second chapter has got to be good. This is a beautifully written story exposing parts of US History that few of us recognize (ie the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s). Highly recommend.
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This was a beautifully written book. It made me cry more than once! And you definitely don't need to be in the recommended age group to enjoy it.
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This is a wonderful story about having everything and then losing everything only to discover you have had everything you ever needed all along. Esperanza Rising tells about Esperanza's life as a migrant worker instead of the fancy houses and fancy dresses she was supposed to have. I highly reccommend this book to any body with children ages 10-14.
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Very good juvenile book.
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This is an enchanting tale of a girl's journey from wealth to poverty, from a Ranch in Mexico to a Camp in California, from a grl to a woman. It is beautifully written and is a wonderful snapshot of a culture many do not undersand.