Esperanza Rising: Esperanza Renace
A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom.Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como... show more
A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom.Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.
Publish date: August 1st 2002
Publisher: Scholastic en Espanol
Pages no: 272
Edition language: Spanish
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
This book is about perseverance and believing. Its makes you thinks about how fortunate you are and its really moving.#Grateful
I wish this book were longer. I wish we got to see more of Esperanza's life. I wish the plot about the strikers hadn't been dropped so quickly. Overall, a good read. This was the pick for this month's book club (which I will be missing because of a basketball game... oops). Historical fiction that...
A beautifully written story of faith, hope, and perseverance. This is a fantastic read. I loved it. I'll admit, the start of it was very hard to read. So much tragedy at the beginning. But as the novel went on, I really enjoyed it. I love how much Esperanza grew and matured. A very good book for you...
Natasha read it a few years back and loved it, but it's taken me until now to actually get around to it. A pity, just because it's so good. Muñoz Ryan tells the story of a daughter of privelge among the landed gentry of Mexico, who is forced by circumstances to emigrate to California and work on a f...
Not too bad. Reminds me a lot of Grapes of Wrath, and it appears like it references the people coming off the Dust Bowl. Definitely will share this with my daughters--a good read and perspective for them--looking at Mexican immigrants.