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    talented05's book review was featured in Under the Mesquite.
    In the book Under the Mesquite the author Guadalupe Garcia McCall takes the reader into the hard life of a latino girls life of trying to speak english and her mother dying from cancer. McCall created the book based on where she was born and raised Piedras Negras Municipality, Mexico and Eagle Pass, Texas. This was McCalls first book and it was based off of her own personal experiences during the tough times in teens years in the US after immigrating to the US when she was six. Under the Mesquite , was honored with the Pura Belpre’ award, was a William C. Morris Finalist, received the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Literacy Promising Poet Award, the Tomas Rivera Children’s Book Award, and was included in Kirkus Review’s Best Teen Books of 2011, and 2013 International Literacy Association’s Promising Poet Award. The multiple places in the book Under the Mesquite takes place is in lupita’s high school, her house in the United states Eagle Pass, Texas, her other house in Mexico Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and the hospital. As she makes her way back and forth from mexico to the united states she also has to make visit to the hospital for her dying mother. The main characters in the book Under the Mesquite oldest child Lupita, her mother Mami, and her father Papi. As you read through the book Under the Mesquite there are heartbreaking moments that either want to make you cry or smile. As you go through the eyes and the world of a Latina girl who goes through a hard life you will wonder how does she do it all? The author McCall writes in a way that moves your soul. You feel as if you are 15 year old Lupita being teased and called names just for trying to achieve her dreams. McCall also gives inspiring messages. “Mami’s cultivating six budding daughters and two rowdy sons: eight thriving blue roses clustered together so closely, they tremble as they cling to the withering stem of mami’s waning life”. Under the Mesquite, was an unforgettable book. It tied in the real experiences of people who immigrate to the US and gives you despair when Lupita’s close family bond with her family starts to break away piece by piece as her mother is slowly consumed by a deadly disease. It is a thrilling novel!
    Almost 3 years ago
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    talented05 added a book review.
    In the book Under the Mesquite the author Guadalupe Garcia McCall takes the reader into the hard life of a latino girls life of trying to speak english and her mother dying from cancer. McCall created the book based on where she was born and raised Piedras Negras Municipality, Mexico and Eagle Pass, Texas. This was McCalls first book and it was based off of her own personal experiences during the tough times in teens years in the US after immigrating to the US when she was six. Under the Mesquite , was honored with the Pura Belpre’ award, was a William C. Morris Finalist, received the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Literacy Promising Poet Award, the Tomas Rivera Children’s Book Award, and was included in Kirkus Review’s Best Teen Books of 2011, and 2013 International Literacy Association’s Promising Poet Award. The multiple places in the book Under the Mesquite takes place is in lupita’s high school, her house in the United states Eagle Pass, Texas, her other house in Mexico Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and the hospital. As she makes her way back and forth from mexico to the united states she also has to make visit to the hospital for her dying mother. The main characters in the book Under the Mesquite oldest child Lupita, her mother Mami, and her father Papi. As you read through the book Under the Mesquite there are heartbreaking moments that either want to make you cry or smile. As you go through the eyes and the world of a Latina girl who goes through a hard life you will wonder how does she do it all? The author McCall writes in a way that moves your soul. You feel as if you are 15 year old Lupita being teased and called names just for trying to achieve her dreams. McCall also gives inspiring messages. “Mami’s cultivating six budding daughters and two rowdy sons: eight thriving blue roses clustered together so closely, they tremble as they cling to the withering stem of mami’s waning life”. Under the Mesquite, was an unforgettable book. It tied in the real experiences of people who immigrate to the US and gives you despair when Lupita’s close family bond with her family starts to break away piece by piece as her mother is slowly consumed by a deadly disease. It is a thrilling novel!
    Almost 3 years ago
  • talented05
    talented05 added a book review.
    The author McCall writes in a way that moves your soul. You feel as if you are 15 year old Lupita being teased and called names just for trying to achieve her dreams. McCall also gives inspiring messages. “Mami’s cultivating six budding daughters and two rowdy sons: eight thriving blue roses clustered together so closely, they tremble as they cling to the withering stem of mami’s waning life”. Under the Mesquite, was an unforgettable book. It tied in the real experiences of people who immigrate to the US and gives you despair when Lupita’s close family bond with her family starts to break away piece by piece as her mother is slowly consumed by a deadly disease. It is a thrilling novel!
    Almost 3 years ago
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    By Guadalupe Garcia Mccall
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