Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

10 Dec

Esperanza Ortega  lives a charmed life in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Beautiful clothes, porcelain dolls, she lives on a huge rancho, Rancho de las Rosas, with  servants and extended family who cater to her every whim. But all that changes one day when tragedy strikes the rancho. Esperanza and her mother, Ramona, leave with the rancho foreman and his family, for Southern California during the depression in 1930. It takes awhile for Esperanza to realize how much her life has changed. It’s not just the clothes, the toys, the work. Or the dust. Where and how they live. It’s everything. She is no longer the rich girl, she’s the immigrant worker. But when her mother falls ill, Esperanza becomes the hope of her family. Hope rising for their future in the US and distancing themselves from their past.

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One Response to “Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan”

  1. Paulina March 21, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Pam , I really loved your book…it touched my heart

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