[Pam Muoz Ryan] ✓ Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) [djibouti PDF] Read Online Ð This book opens a window into a different time era, culture, and way of life Esperanza is used to living as a queen on her family s ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico She has a loving family, and wealth beyond imagine to provide her with silk dresses, dolls and servants However, everything changes when Esperanza s dad is killed by bandits a day before her 13th birthday Unable to own the ranch without her father, and the overwhelming pressure from her uncle s desire to marry Esperanza s mother, they decide to move to a migrant camp in California.
Everything has changed for Esperanza once she arrives to America She no longer has servants, wealth or her grandma to keep her comfort She must rise above all these changes in order to survive She has to learn how to work and provide for her family, while still grieving her fat Awards And Praise For Esperanza Rising Pura Belpr Award WinnerAm Ricas Award Honor BookJane Addams Children S Book Award WinnerWilla Cather Award WinnerLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistILA Notable Book For A Global SocietyALA Top Ten Best books For Young AdultsNew York Public Library Titles For Reading And SharingA Publishers Weekly Best Book Of The Year Told In A Lyrical, Fairy Tale Like Style Readers Will Be Swept Up Publishers Weekly, Starred Review This Well Written Novel Belongs In All Collections School Library Journal, Starred Review Ryan Writes A Moving Story In Clear, Poetic Language That Children Will Sink Into, And The Book Offers Excellent Opportunities For Discussion And Curriculum Support Booklist Ryan S Style Is Engaging, Her Characters Appealing, And Her Story Is One That Though A Deep Rooted Part Of The History Of California, The Depression, And Thus The Nation Is Little Heard In Children S Fiction It Bears Telling To A Wider Audience Kirkus ReviewsEsperanza Rising Joins The Gold Line, Which Features Award Winning And Beloved Novels Includes Exclusive Bonus Content Esperanza Thought She D Always Live A Privileged Life On Her Family S Ranch In Mexico She D Always Have Fancy Dresses, A Beautiful Home Filled With Servants, And Mama, Papa, And Abuelita To Care For Her But A Sudden Tragedy Forces Esperanza And Mama To Flee To California And Settle In A Mexican Farm Labor Camp Esperanza Isn T Ready For The Hard Work, Financial Struggles Brought On By The Great Depression, Or Lack Of Acceptance She Now Faces When Mama Gets Sick And A Strike For Better Working Conditions Threatens To Uproot Their New Life, Esperanza Must Find A Way To Rise Above Her Difficult Circumstances Because Mama S Life, And Her Own, Depend On It I bought this book as Kindle Audible Whispersync , but ended up mostly listening to the audio, as I found the narration by Trini Alvarado excellent, and adding a lot to the atmosphere, with pronunciation of Spanish names etc with the right accent.
The main character and narrator, Esperanza, is the spoiled daughter of a rich ranchowner in Mexico The family s situation changes when Esperanza s father dies and her mother Ramona, rather than marrying a man she does not want, decides to flee with her daughter to the United States This is during the time of the Great Depression, and they end up in a poor Mexican labour camp in California Esperanza has a hard time adjusting to the hardships of their new life very different from what she s been used to so far But gradually, she learns to cope with the challenges The story is based on inspired by the life of the author s own grandmother, als This book is required reading for my granddaughter who is entering middle school in Florida The subject crosses many borders and many themes It presents real problems in complex ways,so that you can see all sides of the question There are many questions still unanswered in our society It is a book that is hopeful and realistic I really enjoyed it with her.
My daughter brought this book home as a part of her course work and she came to me for help After reading this by myself and talking it over with my daughter, I can safely say this is truly a worthy read, especially in today s climate The thing that points to the excellence of this book is the fact my 10 yr old daughter loved it and actively came to me to discuss She had questions on the relationship between Esperanza and Miguel She expressed to me the sadness she felt in the losses Esperanza had My baby talked with me This was wonderful.
this book has been amazing to read, i found myself on the verge of tears at times just imagining a young girl going through harsh struggles in life like Esperanza after only knowing a pampered life the story is captivating to say the least the way it s written is great for kids that have an expanded vocabulary, 4 years and up according to the description product detail seems a bit young it s perfect for older kids about 8 years and up, teens and even adults like myself that LOVE reading award winning kid s books so that I can buy or recommend for family and friends.