Under the Mesquite

Under the Mesquite Cover

Under the Mesquite

By Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781600604294, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

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, with new roles to play, and no one is handing her the script.