It seems to Esperanza that her life on El Rancho de las Rosas in Mexico - full of beautiful clothes, a lovely house, Papa, Mama, and Abuelita - will be perfect forever. But when tragedy strikes, Esperanza and her Mama must flee to a farm worker camp in California. Esperanza is not prepared for the hard working and living conditions that the camp provides. But when her Mama falls ill, Esperanza realizes she must rise above her worries.
I like Esperanza Rising because it is a wonderful book. It is a very good audiobook to listen to, as well. The beginning is rather sad, it it gets much better. Piranha T did not like it at first, but at the end she liked it a lot. It is great for book clubs. I recommend Esperanza Rising to all readers.