Esperanza Rising

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Level 6

I love it when I can find a more modern book to recommend! Written in 2000, this book has won several awards. I found no objectionable language or content. The story is beautiful and very engaging. Esperanza has a life of wealth and comfort on her family’s ranch in Mexico. But, when tragedy shatters Esperanza’s world, she is forced to flee to California and settle in a camp for Mexican farmworkers. This story is packed with educational value and has uplifting messages about family, loyalty, hard work, attitude, gratitude, enduring trials, friendship, honesty, kindness, and more.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, Mexico
Genre Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
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  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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