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Posted November 26, 2012
Under the Mesquite is written in free verse giving a view to the
Under the Mesquite is written in free verse giving a view to the life of a Mexican- American’s life. The book shares the story of Lupe and her family having to cope with her mother’s illness and eventual death. Aspiring for their children to get a good education and to have a better life than possible in Mexico, the family moves to a border town in Texas. While reading you learn about the move, the birth of more siblings, the dad working far away, the siblings relationships, the mom's illness and her death. The book is beautifully written incorporating both English and Spanish words.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.