Esperanza lives in a rich home and is the daughter of a wealthy land owner. in this picture she is waiting for papa to come home. but then tio luis brings home his belt and then relize he is dead. after that tio luis wants ramona to marry him.
Tio Luis sets there house on fire and Miguel runs in to save Abuelita. Esperanza is losing her house,money and family so fast.
a little girl wants to touch esperanzas doll, so esperanza jerks it back in her suitcase and mama is in shock that esperanza would do that. after that instead they make her, her own doll out of yarn.
they all arrive at the camp and esperanza relizes she will be living a new life. she will be doing chores and living in "horse stalls."
a dust spore happens and mama gets valley fever. esperanza is sad and now she wants to work to get money to bring abuelita for mama.
esperanza is working in the sheds and making money for abuelita to come. now esperanza has accepted her life style and is now working and helping out. she has become a better person.