Esperanza Rising   is about a young girl who goes through a great tragedy .Esperanza was a 12 year old girl who had every thing handed to her on a sliver platter . Then the day before her birthday her dad went out to work to pay for the food for Esperanza's party . Then it stated getting dark and everyone stated getting worried then Esperanza and her whole family found out that he was dead !.  Esperanza and her family moved to have a better life. When they got down there Esperanza learned to have some responsibililty and see the better things in life. I think Pam Munoz Ryan the author wanted to tell her readers that no matter how  sad or down you are  

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