Esperanza Rising Characters

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Esperanza grows up in Mexico on a vineyard with her parents, grandmother, and a large staff. Nearing her thirteenth birthday, she is excited about things relating to the future she assumes to have that will begin with her Quinceaneras, or coming of age party, that happens in two years when she turns fifteen. This includes the ability to wed and begin to become the head of a household, and the parties are very important to young Mexican girls her age. She has black hair that is wavy and thick, much like her mother's. While her lashes are the color of her hair, her skin is fair and creamy. At the beginning of the story she is shown in beautiful hand made dresses. As the story opens Esperanza is a spoiled child, who expects everyone to take of her, but she soon realizes how the loss of her wealth...

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