This book was a great book for historical fiction because it tells a good story blended with historical events. The story accurately reflects a young girl who has to move from Mexico to California to a Mexican camp during the Great Depression. This story accurately reflected the settings, dialogue, and feelings of the period.
“Esperanza Rising” is a beautiful middle school novel based on a true story of the trials faced by Mexican immigrants to California in the early 1900s. The book portrays the struggles in a way that is easy to understand for this age group. It‘s one weakness is that it assumes students understand the various migrations of people groups and why they were coming to California.
This book does an excellent job portraying the Mexican workers plights in this abundant and passionate novel. Esperanza rising gives a voice to those who historically have been denied one. This book values the norms and values of the time and it represents American and Mexican culture.
#ucfLAE3414F19 Esperanza Rising is a Historical Non Fiction by Pam Munoz book about a young girl who lives on a ranch in with her family during the Great Depression. This book is a colorful and dramatic book about the twists and turns of Esperanza‘s life, and her struggles along the way.
Esperanza Rising is a HF novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This novel would be best for a LC in a 5th grade class. It has won a few awards, including the Pura Belpré Award for Writing. This book follows the life of Esperanza and her mother as they were forced to leave their ranch in Mexico to go live in a camp for Mexican farm workers in California. Her and her mother learn how to navigate these hardships throughout the novel. #UCFLAE3414F19
Feel like a bit of a jerk for rating an MG book low, but this just had a lot of issues for me, the main one being that it seemed to waver b/t almost YA and MG. Esperanza is 13 but at times talks like an adult & others sounds very babyish. The messages were often heavy handed, & a lot of dialogue felt like Very Important Speeches. I appreciate the subject matter being discussed for younger readers, but it needed a little more finesse. 2/5 ⭐️
Daughter participated in a book tasting at school. She was quite definitive about this one! 😳 “Dislike”, “horrible”, “nothing good”, “NO!”.
She told me it seemed more like an adult book. 😆 She praised the graphic novel on the menu though, no surprise there.
This is one of those books I‘ve recognized my whole life, but have never actually considered to read! Finally picked it up to read while nursing. It is well-written, well-themed, and appropriate for these times. Though based at the beginning of the Great Depression, and middle-grade appropriate, the themes of the immigrant experience still ring true. I‘m thankful to be reminded of these experiences. And I‘m glad I finally read this one!
This HF novel won the Pura Belpre award for young adult readers. It shows the struggle Esperanza faces when her wealthy family has to migrate to the U.S. and start a new life from scratch. This would be a great addition for Spanish students to relate to. https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/esperanza-rising-learning-not-be-afraid-... provides lesson plan activities and guided questions.
I originally picked up Esperanza Rising as a Read Harder book but had it on my TBR for long enough that I went ahead and read it after I realized it didn't fit the criteria. It's an amazing book and I get what all the hype had been about. These days I tend to love a riches to rags story a little more than the other way around. I especially loved Esperanza's mother and Miguel. I loved her mother's spirit and Miguel'd outlook.
#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB A young girl who is forced to leave home dreams of the life she had #downinmexico. She must learn that there is still hope to be found in her new life in the United States.
When everything is you have is lost, you must find your way up! Esperanza Rising is a HF novel written by Pura Belpre winning author Pam Munoz Ryan. Use this story to inspire your students through either IR or LC! Because this story takes place during the struggles of the Great Depression, it would be great to connect to social studies lessons! #LAE3414sp19
What a beautifully told story about a girl who has everything and in an instant, everything is taken away.
Starting over in the United States as a peasant after living a life of luxury in Mexico would be so difficult. Esperanza faces many challenges and has to overcome so much.
I loved this story. No matter what happens, never be afraid to just simply start over. It makes my heart happy that this book is read in our 5th grade. ❤️
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3. Esperanza Rising (tagged)during my college children‘s lit course which is the last time I can remember required reading
4. Monster by Walter Dean Myers, it was just so sad.
5. Harry Potter. I didn‘t read it until I was way into my 20s
A Pura Belpre award winning HF novel about Esperanza and her family that moved from Mexico to California during the Great Depression. It is the struggle about a family of migrant farm worker‘s and their proud heritage. #UCFLAE3414SP18
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#ucflae3414f17 Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan is a HF about a girl named Esperanza who lived in Mexico during the Great Depression. She was a wealthy and fortunate girl, but when her father is suddenly killed, her world falls apart and she and her mother were forced to immigrate to the United States. The author does an exceptional job portraying imagery and character emotions with this book, which is why I feel this would work great as an IR.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan is a HF novel and it has the Para Belpre award. Esperanza lives with her family on their ranch in Mexico her family is rich so she had things like fancy dresses and servants. She lived very comfortably until one day when tragedy struct and it forces Esperanza to flee to California during the time of the Great Depression. This book would be good for DR or RA. UDL-3.1 EL-2
I enjoyed "Esperanza Rising." To summarize it, it's about a girl who is treated like a princess who overcomes changes in her family as they move from her father's ranch in Mexico. She has to face hard changes in her life in order to adapt. It really is a soft story, and there was a lot of foreshadowing. However, I was fine with that because the foreshadowing presented symbols that embodied the book's morals and themes. It's a great book. 5/5
This HF book tells the life of a young girl moving from her home in Mexico to California in the Great Depression. This book was an excellent read and can relate to ESOL children in your classroom who also miss their hometowns and are adjusting to a a new life in a new town. This activity can help connect kids to the book and today's world. #ucflae3414su17 http://pin.it/YxjsMPs
And here are some of my beloved middle grade books that I'm finally ready to give away!! Special mention to "Eager" and the Konigsburg book for hitting me right in my 10 year old feels way back when. "Esperanza Rising" will make every kid woke to how latinx immigrants are treated in this country (see: very poorly) & humanizes them in ways kids will understand. "The Westing Game" introduced me to the WSJ, years later of which I am a loyal fan ?
My #bookhaul from my son's Scholastic Book Fair - thankfully they have Family Nights! 🙌🏼
Esperanza has grown up in Mexico with a loving family, a beautiful home, and servants to attend her. But it's 1925 and when her father is killed by bandits her mother is not able to hold their property.
Misfortune continues and Esperanza is soon headed to the U.S. where she will work for the first time in her life.
This is a timely story of immigration, privilege, family and love.
It was also a fantastic audio book.
You guuuuuys we neeeeed an intervention! We already have one amazing thrift store with crazy good books. Now we found ANOTHER thrift store that has a thing where you fill a plastic grocery bag of books for $5!!!!!! 😱😍😐😬😰
Send help. Or bookshelves. #thriftscore
5⭐️ my first experience in reading Ryan was Flying Freedom for a children's literary course in college. It was good but not amazing. However, after reading Echo and now Esperanza Rising, she is undoubtably a wonderful writer. A fast paced book but with wonderful characters and a universal theme. #LitsyReadingChallenge2017 #AboutImmigration