Esperanza Rising
By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

This book is about a girl named Esperanza who has everything she could ever want. She lives on a ranch with her family and has a happy life. One day her father goes on a business trip and doesn't return. Her mother finds herself in a conflict with Esperanza's uncles. They threaten them so much that they have to leave. They leave all their belongings and go to California. There they go to a camp were her life changes forever. My favorite part of the book was when she moved to California and learned many more life lessons. I want kids to know that this book relates to a lot of people around them. Esperanza learned a lot about herself and mostly about her own abilities.

Reviewed by: Jessica M.