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Under the Mesquite

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Title: Under the mesquite
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
Local Note: 1 2 5 6 8 15
ISBN: 9781600604294
1600604293
Statement of Responsibility: by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Subject Headings: Coming of age Young adult fiction. Responsibility Young adult fiction. Families Texas Young adult fiction. Cancer Young adult fiction. Mexican Americans Texas Young adult fiction. Texas Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Coming of age
Responsibility
Families
Cancer
Mexican Americans
LCCN: 2010052567
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TOPICS: Latinos, Cancer. GRADE LEVELS: 7-10. 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.

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.

Lexile 990. 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.

2012 Morris Finalist and 2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults: When Lupita’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, it is up to Lupita to step into a role she never considered taking in her drama class: surrogate parent.
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a debut book published by a fir... Read More »


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Nov 19, 2012
  • acritics rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a fine book, but didn’t really blow me away. Maybe it’s that I’ve read too many novels written in free verse lately. Maybe it’s one too many books about a parent dying of cancer. But this book didn’t grab me. It was good to see Lupita come through the tragedy and go forward to create a new life for herself. But this one didn’t have the same impact for me as other books I've read recently.

Aug 03, 2012
  • quagga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

lyrical, gentle and moving coming-of-age story

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