Book Review of Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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.