Ezperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising is a fictionalized version of the author’s grandmother’s life going from pampered in Mexico surrounded by servants to becoming a migrant worker in the fields of Depression-era California. The character development Esperanza goes through over the course of the book (a time span of about a year) is remarkable. I quite enjoyed the way the story was set out using the fruits and vegetables the characters were surrounded by at the time. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages. It reads quick and is an example of excellent historical fiction.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2019: 29
Pages Read in 2019: 8092
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