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Esperanza Rising

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We are like the phoenix," said Abuelita. "Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.”

“The needle rocked awkwardly and at the end of her beginning rows, Isabel held up her work to show Esperanza. "Mine is all crooked!" Esperanza smiled and reached over and gently pulled the yarn, unraveling the uneven stitches. Then she looked into Isabel's trusting eyes and said, "Do not ever be afraid to start over.”

“Wait for the fruit to fall into your hand.”

“I am poor, but I am rich. I have my children, I have a garden with roses, and I have my faith and the memories of those who have gone before me. What more is there?”

“Oh Esperanza!' said Isabel, jumping up and down and clapping.'I think my heart is dancing.”

“Es más rico el rico cuando empobrece que el pobre cuando enriquece. The rich person is richer when he becomes poor, than the poor person when he becomes rich.”

“Those with Spanish blood, who have the fairest complexions in the land, are the wealthiest.” Esperanza”

“Mama marry Tío Luis? Marry a goat?”

“Esperanza means hope in Spanish.”

“His touch was warm and Esperanza's heart skipped. She looked at her hand in his and felt the color rushing to her face. Surprised at her own blush, she pulled away from him. She stood and stared at the roses.”

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Book Keywords:

bliss, happiness, love, hope, esperanza, spanish-quote, romance

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