Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Esperanza Rising by Pam Ryan

Pam Ryan uses the experience of her own Mexican grandmother as the basis for this story of immigration. In Esperanza Rising, you can see the struggles Mexicans faced during the Great Depression. This story is about a girl, Esperanza, who is forced to leave her life of wealth and privileges in Mexico to go work in labor camps in southern California were they must cope with the harsh conditions.

Reviewed by Nandhinee

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