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Under the mesquite

Author: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Pura Belpré Award, Author: Winner
Juvenile works
Novels in verse
Poetry
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2013-2014
Tomas Rivera Mexican American Book Award winners
Pura Belpré Author Award
Bildungsromans
Juvenile poetry
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
ISBN: 9781600604294 1600604293 9781600608759 1600608752
OCLC Number: 617461784
Notes: "Reinforced binding"--Jacket.
Awards: William C. Morris Award finalist, 2012
Pura Belpré Author Award, 2012
Morris Debut Award finalist, 2012
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one. The weight of words: The story of us : Eagle Pass, Texas, freshman year of high school --
Thorns --
Something's different --
Chismosa --
The talk --
The sacrifice. --
Part two. Remembering: Six years old, Pedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico --
The gift of words --
Uprooted --
En los estados unidos --
Sisters --
Bebés. --
Part three. Crossing borders: After the storm : summer after freshman year --
Elotes : Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, sophomore year --
Las telenovelas --
Drama --
Quinceañera --
Señorita To be or not to be Mexican --
Swimming the Rio Grande : San Vincente, Coahuila, Mexico --
The notebook --
On the way --
A moment in the spotlight. --
Part four. Give us this day: News : junior year --
Mami's roses --
The actress --
What's gone --
A simple plan --
Mother, may I : summer after junior year --
Making tortillas --
A mesquite in the rose garden --
Pomegranates, perch, and roasted doves --
Ice cream from heaven. --
Part five. Cut like a diamond: Mami's home : senior year --
Good-bye to Mexico : San Vincente, Coahuila, Mexico --
Apparition --
The natural --
At the hospital --
A night to remember --
Mi madre. --
Part six . Words on the wind: Poems from under the mesquite --
Changes : summer after senior year --
At abuelita's house : Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico --
Homecoming --
Permission --
The bus ticket --
In the parking lot : Alpine, Texas. --
Acknowledgments --
Names, Spanish words, and cultural references.
Responsibility: Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

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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.

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