Esperanza Rising

esperanza rising

  1. Why does Miguel drive out of his way to shop at the Japanese store?
  2. What does Alfonso mean when he tells Miguel that Mr. Yakota is "getting rich on other people's bad manners"?
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Miguel and Esperanza take a truck to travel the long distance to Mr. Yakota’s store. There are other stores closer to camp, but Miguel explains to Esperanza that Mr. Yakota treats the Mexican customers well, while all the other store owners classify them as dirty migrant workers.

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