Book Review: Under the Mesquite

This is such a lovely review of Under the Mesquite!

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under the mesquiteUnder the Mesquite
Written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Published by Lee & Low Books, 2011
ISBN:   9781600604294
Age Level: Grades 4 and Up

Description (From GoodReads):

Lupita, a budding actor and poet in a close-knit Mexican American immigrant family, comes of age as she struggles with adult responsibilities during her mother’s battle with cancer in this young adult novel in verse.

When Lupita learns Mami has cancer, she is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of her close-knit family. Suddenly, being a high school student, starring in a play, and dealing with friends who don’t always understand, become less important than doing whatever she can to save Mami’s life.

While her father cares for Mami at an out-of-town clinic, Lupita takes charge of her seven younger siblings. As Lupita struggles to keep the family afloat, she takes refuge in the shade of a mesquite tree, where…

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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for sharing our review with your readers! Under the Mesquite is such a wonderful book–our book group loved it!

  2. Hannah
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Katrina! So glad your book group loved it.


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