Esperanza Rising

Who is Melina in Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan?

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Melina and Esperanza become fast friends at the camp, as they are both around the same age. Melina, unlike Esperanza, is married with a child, and thus, over the course of the novel the two girls grow apart, as Melina spends more and more time with the older ladies.

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Esperanza Rising