Esperanza Renace (Esperanza Rising) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Describes a thirteen-year-old Mexican girl's fall from riches, her immigration to California and her growing awareness of class and ethnic tensions.

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Describes a thirteen-year-old Mexican girl's fall from riches, her immigration to California and her growing awareness of class and ethnic tensions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613822503
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHO
  • Pages: 266
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    Esperanza is a multicultural novel which portrays the difficulti

    Esperanza is a multicultural novel which portrays the difficulties faced by migrant workers during the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan is able to describe the plight of the migrant worker through beautiful descriptive language. In the story Esperanza, a privileged Mexican young woman is forced to move to America because of her fathers tragic death. Her ties to the land on which she was raised and her deep feeling for her family creative a fairy tale feel to the story. Esperanza rising is a beautiful and relatable story. Not only is it a journey from a cultural perspective but it is also a wonderful coming of age story. Children of all ages can enjoy Esperanza Rising.

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

    Hope for What Truly Matters in Life

    It's amazing how tragedy, turmoil and strife can effect change in one's outlook on life. This non-fiction novel tells the tale of a girl who "is the slowest in her family to make the transition from Mexican aristocracy to American working class". After the sudden tragedy of her father's death, Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their ranch in Mexico and flee to California to try and make a living within a camp for Mexican farm workers. What proves most difficult for Esperanza is her struggle to adapt, but as the story unfolds she learns to let go of the life she previously had, without letting go of the love, memories, and traditions of those dearest to her. This book provides an insider perspective into the world of what it might have felt like living and working on a farm field during the trying times of the Depression. In fact, this book was inspired by the author's grandmother, who underwent similar experiences when she moved from Mexico to the United States. I couldn't help but empathize with Esperanza's story because the book paints a detailed picture of the hardships her family, as well as many other families, endured. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and its emphasis on the importance of family, perseverance, and hope through both the good times and bad.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Esperanza Rising in the Classroom.

    As an esl teacher ia am always looking for good reading materials for my junior high students. This book is stunning and I recommend it to all teachers. Both the English version and the Spanish version are fabulous. One of my students chose this book to read for a book report in her literature class and not only did she enjoy reading Esperanza rising but she received an A on his assignment. For the next school year I have decided to do a whole unit using this book. This book is a must for all school libraries, I know I will be adding it to my classroom library and donating a copy to the school library.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Great for beginning to intermediate Spanish Reader

    This book is just right for beginner to intermediate Spanish reader. It is a story easy to absorb with family lessons about tolerance, love and living life to its fullest. Great for 7-9th grader.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

    Esperanza Rising

    Esperanza Rising is an excellent book. It is sad in some parts but you will enjoy it mostly if you lke a lot of drama! This book shows how a wealthy girl, Esperanza Ortega, in Mexico turns into a poor child in California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2008

    amazing

    This was a really good book. I recommend that people should read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    what was the favorit part?

    what was your favorit caracter? how did esperanza's dad die? did esperanza get together with miguel?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    Amazing By Far

    This book knocked me off my feet. To be as Brave as that girl would be a miracle. 'No Wonder Esperanza Means Hope'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2006

    best book

    my personal favorite book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    GREAT BOOK

    I thought it was a great book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    Excellent for family reading

    My daughter came home with this book so I decided to read it. I stayed up all night just to finish it! It reminded me of the stories I would hear from my own grandparents. Pam does an excellent job at portraying life and it's struggles back then but in a way that can be understood by kids. I read this book to my other children and they loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2006

    Esperanza, Queen of the Roses

    Esperanza Rising is a great, sad yet happy book filled with adventuresto new places, and maybe even an immigrant or two! This book tells about a young girl's adventure to new lands, going from rich to poor in a week, and making new friends all at once! As you read this book, think about how your life could be, like the life of this girl, Esperanza!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    The OK Book

    Esperanza Rising was an ok book. I would definitely recommend it for a younger audience and it is a good book to read to a class. A part that I Didn't like was when Esperanzas Father gets killed and her life becomes a mess. It was sad. But overall it was an ok book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    Esperanza Rising

    Esperanza Rising By Eric I loved the book called Esperanza Rising. But I also didn¿t like few things about Esperanza Rising. I¿m going to tell you what it¿s about and the age group who will enjoy it the most. First, Esperanza Rising is wonderful for all of the people that are interested in many things that are historical fiction. Also, for anyone who is interested about a life experience of an actual person in a story. Next everybody who likes a big change of something in a real life or a story should read this book. I suggest many people should read this book but I think that a specific population would really enjoy this book. This population would be 3, 4, 5 graders. Also, several middle school students who are serious and parents might like this book as well. There are parts in this book I criticize. First, the whole beginning and the middle of the story are very sad because Esperanza¿s papa died. Also, the whole story is serious and it¿s not like a fairytale, horror, adventure, fantasy, or comedy. If you enjoy historical fiction books that are sad and serious, then this is the book for you. So I told you many ideas and suggestions about this book. Also, if you fit the description, then you should read this book. Lastly, I hope you enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2002

    Undoubtably Descent

    Esperanza Rising had a neat way of weaving the Mexican culture and language into the book with out making it seem like a boring factual book.You can easily tell how much thought was put into this book. One gift of Pam Ryan is how she can put the reader in the book. I truly felt like I were there. None the less I must add that this book was very depressing though. It got a bit fustrating at times because her life just got worse and worse and worse.Sometimes I would asked myself why am I choosing to read this if it's just going to get more sad? In a wierd sort of way it was captivating though. The book is about a child and how at first she is a rich and pampered little mexican girl.Then everything goes downhill from there. After that after that at the end of the book it gets slightly happier. This book is extremely thouching too. So to sum it all up if your the type of person who likes culture, but doesn't mind a very depressing story than this would be a good book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2002

    The Rising and Falling of Family Ties

    The book of Esperanza Rising is wonderful for young adults to learn that every family has their ups and downs, but not necessarily does it change the family structure of staying together. This book opens the doors for other cultures to see the practical life of Mexican-American and immigrants. This book helps translate words from Spanish to English. It is a very esay reading and full with history, nutrition and family ties.

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