We invite young readers, ages 10-14, to join us on Tuesday, September 4 from 3:30- 4:30 pm in the Library’s Story Garden for the next installment of our book club.
We will talk about the book, “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan and make a craft together.
Books are avalible for check out from the Library.
Library programs are free & open to the public. For more information, please call the Library at 315-655-9322.
Summary from Amazon.com:
Esperanza thought she’d always live a privileged life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. She’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or 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.