A fun and engaging onion printable for the chapter "Las Cebollas" in Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. This one-page document refers to an approx. 1 minutes YouTube clip (cited on document) where Shrek states, "Onions have layers, ogres have layers!" Students determine the meaning of the quote and take brief notes on metaphors. Students complete onion layers of both Esperanza's life and their own in a fun onion graphic, and then analyze a Carl Sandburg quote about onions. Fun enrichment activity and printable. Enjoy, and please check out my other Esperanza materials!