Esperanza lives in a wealthy family in Mexico in the year 1924. Her family members are Papa, Abuela and Mama. They live at a farm called Rancho De La Rosas.
Bandits killed Papa because they wanted his money.
The next day, the bandits set Esperanza's house on fire. The bandits then tried to get Mama to marry one of them because she had Papa's money. Little did the bandits know that the family was planing to leave that night. Abuela could not leave because she hurt her ankle from the fire.
The bus ride to the United States was not as nice as Esperanza was expecting because when she was with Papa she had money, but now they could not afford a good bus. In the bus, there was a little girl that liked Esperanza's doll that Papa had given her. Esperanza did not want the girl to touch her doll so Mama made the girl a new one.
She is dirty though
It is nice to share Esperanza
Here you go little girl
You think so
When they arrived at the cabin, Esperanza thought that it was too small to live in because she was not used to living in a small place. After a few week's in the cabin Mama starts to get valley fever, so the doctor takes her to the hospital.
She will be ok
About two months later it is Esperanza's birthday and the doctor told her that Mama is better now. Esperanza gets Mama from the hospital for her birthday celebration. Esperanza is excited for it because Abuela is going to be there.