Read Any Good Books Lately?
Scholastic’s Parent and Child, The New York Public Library and Pragmaticmom.com have compiled lists of more than 100 books that they consider must-reads. We sifted through their choices and came up with our own top 10 books for children of all ages – and you can find most of them in your neighborhood or school library. Let us know if you agree. Here's one of our picks.
AGES 8 - 10
2002. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-0439120425. Publisher: Scholastic Esperanza believed her life would
be wonderful forever. She would always live on her family’s ranch in Mexico. But a sudden tragedy shatters her world and forces Esperanza and her mother to flee to California where they settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard labor, financial struggles and lack of acceptance she now faces. When her mother gets sick, Esperanza must find a way to rise above their problems. Her mother’s life and her own depend on it.