Esperanza Rising

Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza lives a comfortable life on a ranch in Mexico until her father is killed. Then the family’s fortunes suffer when her father’s stepbrother, Tio Luis, inherits the ranch. Tio Luis insists on marrying his stepbrother’s widow Ramona. The family escapes to America and faces many challenges including illnesses and poverty before life settles down.

Age Range 11 - 13 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
262
Publisher
Scholastic
Grade Level 6th - 8th
ISBN
9780439120425
Lexile 750
Themes