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Under the Mesquite

Under the Mesquite

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by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

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As the oldest of eight siblings, Lupita is used to taking the lead—and staying busy behind the scenes to help keep everyone together. But when she discovers Mami has been diagnosed with cancer, Lupita is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of her close-knit Mexican American family. Suddenly Lupita must face a whole new set of challenges,

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Under the Mesquite 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
WishStealer More than 1 year ago
I wish this book was a little longer or more descriptive; I feel it would be more bittersweet and emotional if it was like that. Anyways, this book was pretty good--about a Latina girl who's mom gets cancer. Her family goes through so much pain wishing her mother would live, and the people at her school are clueless and making fun of her non-Hispanic accent. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lupita is a young girl when she moves to America from Mexico. After years of happiness and joy her mother whom she had a beautiful relationship with was diagnosed with cancer. Lupita then has to take over the house to take care of her siblings and keep up with school. Under the Mesquite is an amazing real life story that the author Guadalupe Garcia McCall experienced her self. This book will inspire you and even bring tears to your eyes.When Lupita’s mom gets cancer her world falls apart. Suddenly she has to keep up with the house, school, and her siblings. She thinking about how things will change when/if her mom dies and has a hard time keeping up in school. The author Guadalupe Garcia McCall gives the best description ever! She gave great description in going back in time about her remembering how things were before her mom had cancer, how time passes, and how she feels and thinks. This is a motivating book that will make you smile and mourn. In some cases you may even relate to this amazing book.
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Ali_gator45 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read at any age, it has many verses that will make you stop and think. It also has many parts that will bring a tears to your eyes. Mrs. McCall please continue to write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know how this girl feels if you neeed any insiration type inspiration and go to the first one on the secind row
rpm21 More than 1 year ago
this was an excellent book....