Under the mesquite
Source:Lee & Low Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.224 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3613 .C3448 U53 2011
Keywords:Bildungsromans, Cancer--Fiction, Cancer--Juvenile fiction, Coming of age--Fiction, Families--Texas--Juvenile fiction, Family life--Texas--Fiction, Mexican Americans--Texas--Fiction, Mexican Americans--Texas--Juvenile fiction, Responsibility--Fiction, Responsibility--Juvenile fiction, Texas--Fiction, Texas--Juvenile fiction
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.
Awards: William C. Morris Award finalist, 2012; Awards: Pura Belpré Author Award, 2012; Ages 12 and up