Esperanza and Nenny go for a ride in the yellow cadillac with black leather seats and little fuzzy cubes. The driver hears the cops and tells everyone to get off. He races off but the street is so narrow that he crashes into a wall.
Esperana, Rachel, and Lucy are given special shoes from the family with small feet. Bystanders are watching them in disgust and Rachel starts flirting with a bum man. He offers her a dollar for a kiss, she thinks about it but lucy pulls her away.
Esperanza wants to stay after school to eat in the cafeteria with the wealthier kids. she begs her mother to write her a note for her to stay after school. Mother Superior see's her in line and ask's her what she is doing there. Esperanza starts to cry.
Esperanza is with Sally in the monkey garden when some boys Sally has been flirting with take something from her and wont give it back until she gives them a kiss. She tells Sally to stop but she doesn't listen. Esperanza feels abandoned by Sally.
Mamacita has a baby boy who she absolutely adore's. She want's to go back to her home country of Mexico. She doesn't want her baby boy growing up in America learning english. When he sings the pepsi comercial she freaks out.
When Esperanza goes to her families party, her uncle asks er to dance. She agrees and they are great on the dance floor! She made her mother very happy by being able to say that's her daughter.