Esperanza then watched her grandmother look around the tiny room that now held pieces of their new life. Isabel's pictures on the wall, a bowl of peaches on the table, the babies' toys underfoot, Papa's roses in a coffee can. (14.43)
Each of these objects is important to Esperanza because they represent the people in her life that she loves. The toys and drawings make us think of the babies and Isabel, who have become new members in Esperanza's "family." Esperanza brings the peaches home for her mother and Isabel. And the roses always remind Esperanza of her Papa. Do you have objects in your house that remind you of the people you love?