Cricket Readers Recommend

Esperanza Rising

by Pam Munoz Ryan

A rich girl named Esperanza lives with her mother and father on their farm in Mexico.  But when Esperanza's father dies, in order to suvive her family is forced to move to California to work on farms.  Esperanza is unacustomed to doing things herself, so what will she have to do to overcome her problem? 

Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
submitted by Sierra J., age 11
(October 11, 2008 - 4:04 pm)

I read this book and I thought it was really good, and some of the parts where Esperanza is learning that this is not the same as her father's ranch.Foot in mouth

submitted by Emily Z., Massachusetts,
(November 22, 2008 - 3:23 pm)

This was a really good book, kinda sad in the beginning though.


If you like that book there in another book she wrote, Riding Freedom, it isn't a sequal but an adventures horse storySmile

submitted by Hannah N, age 12, Winona MN
(December 30, 2008 - 10:20 am)

Hmmmm...  Sounds interesting... :)

submitted by BellaTrix
(January 4, 2009 - 8:21 pm)

This story  is  interesting!

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 13, 2009 - 8:33 pm)

I loved this book! I didn't care much for Riding Freedom, though. But Pam Muñoz Ryan did write 2 other books that I thought were great: Paint the Wind (another horse story), and Becoming Naomi Leon.



submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 13, 2009 - 8:31 pm)

I had to read this book in 6th grade. It was really good. I also have Paint the Wind, which is excellent.

submitted by Teresa, age 13, Michigan
(July 12, 2012 - 3:50 pm)