ESPERANZA RISING CHAPTER SUMMARIES (1-8) Chapter 1: …
Esperanza's best friend, Marisol, comes to mourn with her, but nothing can help. Esperanza and Mama are devastated. Esperanza avoids opening her birthday presents, but finally Mama insists on it. Papa's gift is a gorgeous porcelain doll in a white dress. It makes Esperanza so sad to think that this is the last gift Papa will ever give her.
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