A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to... show more
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
Publish date: May 1st 2002
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, 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.