Sunday, July 6, 2014
‘Esperanza Rising’ by Pam Muñoz Ryan
A former servant and his family are traveling to California and Esperanza and her mother join them.
Life in a work camp is an abrupt change; Esperanza has only been taught to give orders and has never had to fend for herself. And when her mother falls ill, Esperanza must even-more-so be a wage-earner for her family.
In Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan recreates with fiction, the experience of her grandmother Esperanza Ortega. An afterword traces parallels and differences in the lives of these two Esperanzas, and offers perspective upon the 1930s labor strikes that are a backdrop to the novel.
Esperanza Rising is a fascinating story with compelling characters I cared about. It can be checked out through Jackson County libraries and listened to through Library2Go.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal