Esperanza Rising Character Descriptions

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This character at first wears hand-sewn dresses but later wears second-hand dresses.

Sixto Ortega

This character is called Papi or Papa and is the epitome of a loving, caring father.

Ramona Ortega

Loving, caring, and proud, this character is a true friend to all. She is tall and elegant and has long, black hair, usually braided in a circle around her forehead.


By the end of the story, this character is frail but travels from Mexico to California to be with family.


This character eventually moves to the United States and moves in with his brother's family.


This character is a head housekeeper and has been with the main character ever since she can remember.


This character never gives up hope of making more of life in the United States than in Mexico.

Senor Rodriguez

This character will do anything possible to help...

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