August 30th, 2017- Reading Log #1 // Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan- In the bool Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan there is this one main character named Esperanza. Esperanza is about to be thirteen years old because the next day will be her birthday. The story takes place in, " Aguacalientes, Mexico in a ranch. She lives with her two parents mom and dad named, Ramona and Sixto Ortega. Esperanza is very intelligent and curious about things, (1) & (2) for example when she really wanted to hear the earth's heartbeat by going to the flour and peacefully laying down and hearing it. Not only that but she also has two best friends.