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3.00004695938014 out of 53.00004695938014 out of 53.00004695938014 out of 53.00004695938014 out of 53.00004695938014 out of 5 3.00 (21,295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Narrator: Trini Alvarado Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN:
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Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses; a beautiful home filled with servants in the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of El Rancho de las Rosas.

But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill from Valley Fever and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel that gives voice to those who have historically been denied one.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney | 1/21/2014

    " "Esparanza Rising" is a Pura Belpre Award Winner. It is a story about a young girl who dreams of living with her family on their family ranch until tragedy strikes. Esparanza and her mom have to move west. In her new home she is faced with hard labor and financial trouble. She has to keep working to save not only her life, but also her mothers. I would recommend this book to an upper elementary grade level. It is a great book to read for entertainment, but it also gives insight to not giving up even when life gets hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Ford | 1/2/2014

    " This is my favorite book of all time and I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction. It has a very good story line and it has so many good details. I have read this over 10 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Clark | 12/28/2013

    " I really enjoyed every page of this book! I loved every page! I highly recommend this book to everyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Prentice | 12/26/2013

    " Nice study in identity (esp intersectionality) and social justice for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 12/12/2013

    " A month or so after I read this simple yet powerful book about migrant farm workers in California during the Depression, I was watching a segment of the documentary on the Dust Bowl that discussed the agricultural workers issues of this time (between the locals, the migrants and the Okies), and I was glad to have read this story to give a more intimate resonance to the facts. Esperanza is spoiled, true, and I was slow to warm up to her, but I think that is part of the point of the novel--as we see Esperanza adjust to her new circumstances and grow into an awareness of herself and her small part in the world, we get behind her, and spend a few moments evaluating ourselves at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Wolford | 12/7/2013

    " I loved the the way the title fit the book so perfectly, because of the hope that rose throughout the entire plot line!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 11/17/2013

    " I had to read this for school and I thought it was okay. Not a page turner for me. And when I reached the end, I thought there was going to be more. I wish they continued with the book. Just my opinion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan Safdar | 11/11/2013

    " This book sucks although it is good for fire wood "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 10/13/2013

    " Great book to introduce multicultural literature to students! I love it, and Pam Ryan is a great author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 9/30/2013

    " This was a great book. I was thrilled at the realalistic story. I definantly give this book 5 stars.Age 10 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 10/8/2012

    " What a great story--this book teaches a lot of lessons about not giving up and being strong. A lot of my kids have really liked it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 9/6/2012

    " Esperanza Rising is a modern classic that looks at a time and culture in an enlightening way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martina | 8/14/2012

    " I read this as a 10 year-old. Didn't LOVE it. Just realized how much it hurts losing a parent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dhejan | 7/16/2012

    " Suka ama tokoh Esperanza ini, tabah banget tuh anak... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla Copeland | 7/9/2012

    " I really liked this book. The story line was good and it being about a different culture than mine made it even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 3/22/2012

    " this is a good book but it is very long "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Cosgrove | 8/13/2011

    " i loved the beginning! Not loving the end though:( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L Boogie | 5/22/2011

    " Although there was tragedy, Esperanza rose above it. She was fearless. "No hay rosa sin espinas" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 5/19/2011

    " This book made me mad at first but as I read further and further it got better and better. On the back of the book it says on the top border "RICHES TO RAGS" let me tell you that tells the whole story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 5/19/2011

    " This is a story of a girl who is forced to work out in the fields of California after living in a life of luxury in Mexico. She has to learn how to be strong with out the guidance of her father and mother because everyone ids depending on her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " Oh this was one of my favorite books ever...so beautiful. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 5/15/2011

    " Adored this book. It brought me right back to my heritage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/12/2011

    " If you haven't read this yet, I recomment the audio book. The narrator was great. This book made me happy and was so wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 5/10/2011

    " I read this for Anna's book club. I had previously read it aloud to Anna when she was about five, and enjoyed it then. This time though, it annoyed me. I think it's too simplistic even for ten and eleven-year-olds. The protagonist is a Pollyanna, and the dialogue is painfully on-the-nose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariah | 5/8/2011

    " Even though I'm not even half way in it i still will rate it 5 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelby | 5/6/2011

    " I haven't read it since I was a little girl, but I still remember it. And a book that sticks with you for so long must be either amazing or awful. I remember it being amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simona | 5/4/2011

    " The author did such a good job of weaving the fruit/vegetable theme throughout the book. The conclusion was so deliciously satisfying, I got goosebumps. I can't wait to read her other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaniece | 5/3/2011

    " It was not what i expected it was ok but not interesting. A reader of this book would have to be in 4th grade to actually think abou tenjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 5/1/2011

    " This book was really amazing. I also learned a little spanish. "

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