Esperanza Rising Topics for Discussion

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Discuss how the story of the phoenix rising from a pile of ashes to form a new life parallels Esperanza's life.

Trace the four main changes in Esperanza's life, beginning with her childhood in Mexico as a wealthy family's daughter.

Discuss the conflicts between the strikers and those workers who are satisfied to continue with their lives as they are.

Explore the statement, "The rich take care of the rich and the poor take care of those who have less than they have."

Review the contrasts between the strikers' camp and the one Esperanza and her family live in.

What is the significance of the chapters named after fruits and vegetables of the harvest?

As a reader of this story, what is the most significant thing you learned from this novel?

How do the lessons from Esperanza Rising relate to political and social issues in the early...

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