Under The Mesquite

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781600604294
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Lupita must step up and care for her siblings as her mother waits for La Muerte.

Being bilingual and bicultural is immensely celebrated in this compact novel set in verse. Lupita is completely at home in her native Mexico and in the border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, where she considers the resilient Mesquite tree and her mother’s roses in the yard. Just as high school gets super busy, she must care for her siblings while her mother waits for La Muerte to claim her cancer filled body. Ever the poet, Guadalupe Garcia McCall draws on tender reflections of her own youth to create this endearing first novel.