"A Rice Sandwich"
- Why does Esperanza want to eat in the school canteen? How does she get her mother to help her?
- What are the girls doing as they talk about hips?
- What are hips good for?
- What does their conversation tell you about their ages?
"The First Job"
- Why does this story have a misleading title?
- What happens to Esperanza on her first day at work?
"Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark"
- Why does Esperanza's father cry?
- How does his crying make her feel? How do you know?
- What happens to Aunt Lupe?
- Why does Esperanza believe she deserves to go to hell?
- What special relationship did Esperanza have with her aunt?