The Question and Answer section for Esperanza Rising is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
n Chapter One, we see Papa passing on his love for the land to Esperanza.
"This whole valley breathes and lives," he said, sweeping his arm toward the distant mountains that guarded them. "It gives us the grapes and then they welcome us."
Esperanza's best friend is Marisol.
While Esperanza care for her mother dduring her illness, Esperanza distracts herself by working on the blanket Abuelita started on the night her father died. Knitting keeps her mind off her worries.