Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising

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  • Esperanza lives with her mom, her abuelita, and her dad. She lives on El Rancho de las Rosas, a large farm in the 1930s in Mexico. Since the whole family is rich Esperanza lives a happy and great life. 
  • Esperanza dad was killed by bandits. The dad's brother now has to take over the family. Mama doesn't want to mary Tio Luis, he gets mad and burns down their house. 
  • Esperanza has a hard time learning how to work in the house. She learns how to take care of two babies and has no clue what she is doing. Her mom gets very sick and has to stop working so Esperanza has to work double time. 
  • Esperanza gives up on everyone and everything. She goes to her friend Miguel and talks to him. Miguel then later give Esperanza and her mom money and has a plan for them to esacape. 
  •  When Esperanza figures out what she is doing on the farm everything comes easily to her.  Miguel helps abuelita to Mexico to surprise Esperanza. 
  • Esperanza and her family come together to celebrate her birthday after her dads death. Esperanza has hope again and doesn't give up anymore.
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