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Esperanza Rising

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Narrated By: Trini Alvarado

Date: September 2003

Duration: 4 hours 43 minutes


When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.


  • claryssa Garcia

    I read this at school one day I literally cried!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marilyn W.

    Narration was vivid and detailed. As book was being read images danced in my head of the action and the journey detailed about this young lady's growth and development.

  • Anonymous

    The book is great and my students loved it, but there were some audio problems in a couple of chapters.

  • Lizbeth R.

    What an epic novel. This book has many challenges and life lessons. I truly enjoyed reading this book along with my son (5th grader). He enjoyed it too. It open many discussions such as immigration, deportation, strikes, and work ethic. Thank you, Pam Munoz for writing a beautiful book.

  • Cleo Correa

    This book is so sad I almost cried, but I enjoyed it so much!

  • Alisia Muir

    In a sobering way, so many aspects of this story is familiar to me. But the depths of the human spirit to overcome is ever present. What a wonderful story.

  • ji hyoung choi

    awsome book but it is so so sad but thank you for making this book Pam Munoz Ryan I love it

  • Angelica Kenny

    I like the book i like the way the narrator used different voices for the characters

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