FC: Esperanza Rising By:Elizabeth Roylance
1: Esperanza Rising author: Pam Munoz Ryan
2: Journal entry #1 pages 23 through 58 Hi everyone, I am Esperanza. I 13 am years old. Some of my family is my papa, my grandma, and my mama. I am sad because I know my father died recently. I am also sad because my birthday is soon and my papa was going to come home the night before it. But then some people came and said that he is dead. The next morning was my birthday. I couldn't wait to hear my papa sing to me but then I remembered last night. Then I ran downstairs to open my presents. First I opened the present from my papa, it was a doll. I ran into my room and didn't open any of my other presents.Bye!
3: Journal entry #2 pages 58 through 10o I am not safe in Mexico anymore so my mama, and servants are coming to America. We first went in a wagon to travel to the train station and then get on the train. I have to go to America because then I can have more money to so we will not be a peasant and so we can get jobs. I can overcome this because I will be able to make it to America with these peasants because I am one now. Bye!
4: Journal entry 3 pages 100 through 138 There is an event in my life that happened when I was going to be 13. I don't like to talk about it much. On the day my papa died, it was the day before my birthday. He was going to come home that night for my birthday but, he was really late to night. then some people came and told us that he was dead. My world was torn into tiny little pieces of my heart. the next day was my birthday but, it wasn't fun at all. It was the saddest birthday I have ever had. Bye!
5: Journal entry #4 Dear Diary, I am so glad that I made it this far with you. I remember the time when papa and many other people were gone and I was all alone with Hortensia and Miguel in the house. Some time later,some bandits came in. Hortensia, Miguel, and I hid in my bed. one of them saw my foot. Although it moved and he knew I was there. Later Miguel made the rat that he was going to scare me with go. It scared the bandits and they went out of the house. Miguel saved us, thank you Miguel.Bye!
6: Journal entry # 5 Dear Diary, This is it my 14th birthday! Everyone is here, abuela, mama,Meguil and more. Then I saw Isabel and the doll that I had given her a few weeks earlier. I have made many journeys to come here. This is it ok, Bye.
7: Journal entry #6 One day I was walking down the street when right there I found A poor beggar girl. I talked to her and It turned out that she was Esparanza! I put a few dollars in her cup and then she put me in a time warp and I was at the ranch in Mexico. “Let me show you around. Then when I looked at her and she wasn’t a beggar, just a beautiful 13 year old.