Esperanza is excited for her b-day but her dad died. so her and many other people come to his funeral. but when her uncle asked to mary her mom her mom says no and something happens.
the uncal get jelous and burns down the house. them esperanza and her mom run away right after the others run away the night befor
then they run away and get on a train for 4 days them take it to their destination. .her mom works and she takes care if the babies with isabela
esperanza hates where she has to live and complains about how dirty it is. but soon she gets how lucky she is to live in a house and gets a toilet when others have to go in a ditch. but hen they encounter a dust storm and esperanza's mom gets sick
when esperanza's mom move to the hospital esperanza started working in the shed. but one time she looked at her hand and she saw a lot of scratches and scars with very dry hands.
it is esmeraldas b-day and her mom is out of the hospital and they are celebrating her bday. with all of the difficulties esperanza had her family lived happy for the rest of their lives THE END