Esperanza Rising is one of my favorite books, though I’ve only read it once, 6 years ago.
A Brief Synopsis
Esperanza Rising is a riches to rags tale where we follow our protagonist Esperanza Ortega, 12 year old daughter of Sixto Ortega, a wealthy rancher in 1920’s Mexico.
One fateful day, Sixto is killed by bandits.
During this time in Mexico, only men are permitted to own land. And after Sixto is killed, his two corrupt step-brothers approach his widow, Ramona, and offer to marry her, so that she may stay with the land.
Fearing retaliation for their public embarrassment, and penniless, she and Esperanza flee to the United States to a work camp for migrant workers.
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We continue following Esperanza’s experience from here.
A Little Background on My Rereading Experience
I’d never reread a book, until now. With so many good books on my TBR that I have yet to read, compounded with the fact that I read like a turtle, I couldn’t make a case for revisiting a book I’d already read, no matter how much I enjoyed it.
But this time was different.Continue reading “My Very First Reread: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan”