Monday, November 16, 2015

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

Reviewed By: Aimee E.
By: Pam Munoz Ryan
Rating: It was amazing!

In the book's beginning, Esperanza's wealthy father is killed by bandits in Mexico; then, a scheming uncle sets fire to her house and family ranch in order to pressure her widowed mother to marry him. Fleeing to California, Esperanza tries to adjust to the cramped, exhausting life of a farm worker. Thanks to a supportive family and network of friends, she keeps hope alive and begins to work for a new future. Readers will learn a number of Spanish words and about the lives of migrant farm workers during the 1930's as characters deal with strikes, discrimination, harsh living conditions, and more.

I would recommend this to: Anyone who likes books that have an outcome of courage and bravery.

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