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Esperanza Rising

Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Authors: Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Title: Esperanza rising
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 262 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Summary: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
ISBN: 0439120411
9780439120418
Branch Call Number: j RYAN
Subject Headings: California Juvenile fiction Agricultural laborers Juvenile fiction Mexican Americans California Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Agricultural laborers
Mexican Americans
LCCN: 00024186
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Suddenly broke and away from home, Esperanza and her mama must learn to adapt to life in a migrant work camp in California during the Great Depression.

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • Rainia rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very Interesting book, but sad that her father died and her mom can't keep the property

"Esperanza Rising" is about a wealthy girl named Esperanza. Esperanza's father dies, leaving the land he owned in the hands of Esperanza's rude uncle. The family runs away from Mexico to California, while Esperanza learns how to sweep, peel potatoes and learn how to really work for the first time in her life. When Esperanza's mom gets sick, many things are now depending on Esperanza. Will she be able to handle all this? Read this great story and find out for yourself!

This book has a couple of Spanish words and the reader can truly understand the feelings and wants of all of the characters.

Jun 17, 2014
  • koala_142857 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Esperanza Rising" is about a Mexican girl, Esperanza Ortega, and how she and her family moved to the United States. She grew up in a wealthy family, had fancy dresses, many servants, and was "...an only child and Papa's pride and glory" (Ryan 4). One day, while Papa was out with the workers picking grapes, something suddenly happens and turns her life upside-down. Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to a field worker’s camp. She strives to support her family while she faces horrible conditions and Mama is sick in the hospital. “Many struggled just to put food on the table...They focused only on survival and put their hopes and dreams into their children’s and grandchildren’s futures” (Ryan 262). And that is what Esperanza did.
The book is beautifully written, with vivid words and strong characters. If you like historical fiction, you will like this book.

Nov 29, 2013
  • julia_sedai rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is great. I'm 23 and enjoyed it. It's not just for kids, although I would definitely recommend they read it. There's a lot of history in it, as well as personal struggles. I also really loved the author's notes in the back of the book. This was really like her grandmother's life.

Jul 16, 2013
  • TDSRC2014_GA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Esperanza Rising is one of the most amazing books I've ever read! I really like how the author writes it in a flowing way and includes Spanish words and easy English ones. It is easy to understand and visualize. This a book about a girl who lived like a princess in Mexico then big changes happen and she has to move to California was a worker. Are you ready to learn with Esperanza?

Jan 08, 2013
  • sophiaqchen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing!!!!! I have read it many time and it inspires me by how brave and strong Esperanza worked for he family and friends. Esperanza overcome her difficulties and learned to never be afraid to start over. She is like a phoenix rising again with a new life ahead of her!!!!

Jul 31, 2012
  • sailthessj rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book. The ending wraps it all up nicely.

Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great book!!

Jul 04, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's a really good book! I recommend this book to everyone that's interested in the Great Depression.

This book is about a girl named Esperanza.She lived like a princess in her father's farm.(kinda)He grew things like roses,grapes,etc. Everything was perfect, and it was almost her birhtday.But everything changed when her father is killed and she is forced to flee Mexico to America.She moved to Los Angeles to work on a farm.Money was tight,and work was hard,but Esperanza starts to feel confident that she can live and work here.But,everything goes wrong when her mother is ill,....
I highly recommend this book for people who love to read about hope and history.

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Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

esperanzas dad dies herr mom and her have to go move to south california during the great depression

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Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i herd my mom calling me

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