6.3 Esperanza Rising 4-Pack
This title is a student novel for the 6.3 Read-Aloud Teacher's Guide-Historical Fiction, Esperanza Rising, one of three read-aloud units for sixth grade in the Read Side by Side Reading Program! Each student will need their own copy and will follow along as the teacher reads aloud.
The book Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, is a story sure to capture your students' interest. They will continue to think about the time period of the Great Depression and the push and pull factors that cause people to move.
Blurb: Esperanza believed her life would be wonderful forever. She would always live on her family’s ranch in Mexico. She would always have fancy dresses and a beautiful home filled with servants. Papa and Abuelita would always be with her.
But a sudden tragedy shatters her world and forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California, where they settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard labor, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, and lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick, and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances – because Mama’s life and her own depend on it.
Lexile Level: 750
Page Count: 208