Are you looking for a different and rigorous novel study that will help your students improve the skill of integrating knowledge? Well, you found it! This product contains links to nonfiction articles and videos that will help students make connections between the fictional story of Esperanza Rising and real life events. Students will analyze literature by writing about the theme, "He who falls today may rise tomorrow" throughout the novel, but they will also analyze nonfiction texts and make important connections to the story. I have included what information the students should be able to connect to, and as a bonus students can practice their comprehension skills by completing multiple choice quizzes with each nonfiction article.