Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling classic, now available in the iBookstore
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.
"With a hint of magical realism, this robust novel set in 1930 captures a Mexican girl's fall from riches and her immigration to California," said PW in our Best Books citation. Ages 8-12.
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I read this book when I was in 2nd grade, at the time I enjoyed it though I did not really understand it.
This book is very beautiful, it focus on Esperanza and the struggles she faces. Looking back on it I realize how amazing this book is. I love it because of the strength that Esperanza shows. It's a great read, and very easy! But it does have some sadness.
Esperanza is a really brave girl after what happened in her life. I’m reading this book in our classroom and it’s interesting. I enjoyed the book and hopefully you can find deeply in you hearts to enjoy the book like I did.
Great book!! Loved it