Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

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Esperanza Rising is a children's book written by the award-winning author, Pam Muñoz Ryan. It was first published in 2000, and it tells the story of a Mexican girl and the challenges she faced during the Great Depression.
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What the community says about Esperanza Rising

  • Abhinav Lobo
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Esperanza Rising is a wonderful children's tale. The challenges faced in this story are universal, but this story is one of few with lead characters of Hispanic background. There is a lot of strength and bravery displayed, goo inspiration."
  • Brittany Bell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "my kids loves reading books Esperanza Rising is the best Social Studies books for youngsters it tells the story of a Mexican girl and the challenges she faced during the Great Depression."
  • Nancy Warren
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Lists about: New Historical Fiction, Books that punch life and happiness in the gut, and ... Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction Set During the Great Depression."
  • Lin Ma
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I think this book should be a must read for everyone of all ages. It has the best characters of any book I've ever read. Each one is interesting, diverse, and has a story of their own."
  • Dennis Sanders
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "It's not really history. It just focuses on a specific time, rather than a more clear historical overview. However it details some aspects of the great depression in California. It is more of an immigration book."
  • Christopher Arnold
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Esperanza Rising is far from the best multicultural books for children. The story is hard to follow if you're a kid. My kid was having a real hard time following it."
  • Daniel Lopez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "A moving and exceptionally rich children's book that my daughter absolutely loves. She speaks of the story often and engaged in a lot of thought about the contents and the character. It's exactly the kind of book I want my child reading."
  • Aaron Stanley
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a good book for kids, especially in the fifth grade or above. It tells the story of a Mexican girl, and the tribulations during the great depression."
  • Vincent Gomez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Esperanza Rising was a very touching story and really opened my eyes to see the world differently. It tells the story of a young Mexican girl in the 1930's during the Great Depression and was written by Pam Muñoz Ryan."

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