Esperanza Rising Novel Study is designed for small group literature/reading circles. It includes character studies, vocabulary with definitions and parts of speech, and group discussion topics. This novel study allows for student lead literature circles or teacher lead circles. The vocabulary sheets are designed for the students to figure out the meaning of the words by reading the text not by using a dictionary. In addition, the character study pages allow students to see how each character evolves throughout the text. Lastly, the group discussion pages allow the students to run the circle without the need for waiting for students to understand their post-its notes. * Novel study page numbers are based on the 2007 edition with the blue cover.