Book Review of Esther and the Revolution
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Written by Ray Sobrino Jr.
Ages 8-12 | 48 Pages
Publisher: Xlibris US (2019) | ISBN-13: 9781984574404
What to Expect: War, family, history, immigration
Esther is a young mother who loves to sew and loves her children. After her husband leaves her, she decides to leave war-torn Mexico to seek a new life for herself and her family in the United States. Along the way, she will face many dangers – from the militia and revolutionaries, from poverty and hunger, and simply because she is a woman traveling on a dangerous route. However, on her journey, she will meet some remarkable people – people whose strength, love, and faith will help her find her way.
For many immigrants, the journey from one life to another is filled with both hope and fear, especially if they are refugees from war and civil unrest. Esther and the Revolution brings one such historical migration event to life through the eyes of a strong young woman whose struggles and hopes are easy to relate to and empathize with. Real-world photographs punctuate the text and help ground the story in history. Offering a blend of historical facts and story-telling, this narrative is both educational and engaging.
Overall, Esther and the Revolution offers a fascinating insight into immigration, as well as a Mexican culture rich in history and tradition.
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About the Author
Born in 1971 in Long Beach, California. Ray Sobrino holds a degree in English Literature from California Lutheran University. He is married with three children. Lives in Southern California. When he is not managing his small business he enjoys hiking, landscape photography, and seeing nature.
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