Important Events in Esperanza's life; Esperanza Rising
Esperanza and her family
Esperanza's 13th Birthday
Esperanza's life change
Esperanza spends her childhood in ElRancho de las Rosas in Mexico. She was surrounded by her loving parents and Abuelita, and a lot of servants.
Esperanza's new life in US
On the day before Esperanza's thirteenth birthday, her dad was murdered the bandits, which leaves Esperanza and her mama sad and lonely.
Esperanza and her friend Miguel
After her father's death, Tio Marco and Tio Luis took care of the ranch. To avoid marrying Tio Luis her mother decided to plea to US. They ride in a dirty, smelly train which Esperanza is not used to. She wish about having her old life back.
Esperanza reunite with Abuelita
Esperanza is determined to learn how to work, she's taking care of babies and keeping the house clean. She needs to earn extra money for her Mama's medicine and also saving to bring Abuelita to the US.
After a fight between Esperanza and Miguel, Miguel disapperars with all the hard-earned money of Esperanza. She felt sad and do nothing but work, crochet and worry.
After sometimes, Miguel returns with Abuelita. It's reunion time! She is very happy because her 14th birhday is nearly coming and she's looking forward to a better future in US. She wants to learn english and buy a house for her family one day.