Esperanza Rising

by Pam Munoz Ryan Year Published: Easy Reading
Esperanza Rising is a book about a girl's journey through hard times. Esperanza is a girl living on a Mexican farm with her mama and her papa in about 1924. Everthing seems to be wonderful when a family tragedy makes Esperanza and Mama go to a camp for Mexican workers. Esperanza faces many challenges when she is at the camp. Something happens to Mama and the workers go on strike to make things worse. In the end, Esperanza and Mama find a way to make the best of everything they have. - Katarina age 10