Esperanza Rising is a 2000 young adult novel that is authored by Pam Munoz Ryan. The setting of the story is during the post-revolutionary Mexico and California during the great depression. It is about the plight of the Mexican farm workers as they try to adapt and survive in the United States. Through it is a fictional book, the story is narrated in such a beautiful way that you are bound to get lost into it all-together. It is this captivating story that has led it to being a multiple award winner including the prestigious Pura Belpre award. To get the Esperanza Rising free download, click here.