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Under the Mesquite

By Guadalupe Garcia McCall

When Lupita discovers Mami has been diagnosed with cancer, she is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of their close-knit Mexican American family.
In the midst of juggling high school classes, finding her voice as an actress, and dealing with friends who don’t always understand, Lupita desperately wants to support her mother by doing anything she can to help. While Papi is preoccupied with caring for Mami, Lupita takes charge of her seven younger siblings. Struggling in her new roles and overwhelmed by change, Lupita escapes the chaos of home by writing in the shade of a mesquite tree, seeking refuge in the healing power of words.
Told in evocative free verse, Lupita’s journey is both heart-wrenching and hopeful. Under the Mesquite is an empowering story about the testing of family bonds, the strength of a teenage girl navigating pain and hardship, and the kind of love that cannot be uprooted.

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9781600604294


Format: Book
Author: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Summary: Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
Title: Under the mesquite / Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Publisher Date: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2011.
Subject: Coming of age -- Teen fiction. Responsibility -- Teen fiction. Families -- Texas -- Teen fiction. Cancer -- Teen fiction. Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9781600604294 (hbk.) 1600604293 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: TF McCall
Oclc: 617461784
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Bib Id: 372929

Format: Book
Author: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Summary: Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
Title: Under the mesquite / Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2011.
Description: 224 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Coming of age -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Responsibility -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Texas -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Cancer -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2010052567
ISBN: 9781600604294 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1600604293 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: TF McCall