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Title:

Esperanza Rising

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Author:

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

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Publisher:

Scholastic Trade

Categories:

Basic, Multicultural

Ages:

9-12, 13+

Summary: Born into a prosperous Mexican ranching family, Esperanza lives a life of privilege and plenty until the eve of her fourteenth birthday in 1924, when her Papá is murdered by bandits, and she and her mother come to California to work picking crops.

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Name:

Semajae

Hometown:

Oakland

Age:

9

Review:

Esperanza Rising is a good book because Esperanza went from riches to rags but made the best of it.

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Name:

Sara

Hometown:

Los Alamitos

Age:

25

Review:

This book is full of experiences that children can relate to. It teaches about unity, love, and humility. Certainly, this is a very touching book.

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Name:

Cassandra

Hometown:

Valley Stream

Age:

9

Review:

I love Esperanza Rising. It's my 3rd favorite book! Anyone who is checking out the reviews should read it!!!

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Name:

Erin

Hometown:

Mankato

Age:

11

Review:

Even though this book was sad, I enjoyed it very much.

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Dorothy

Hometown:

Bourbon

Age:

12

Review:

I think Esperanza Rising is really sad at times. I also liked the ending because it came out great.

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