The Resource Under the mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Label
Under the mesquite
Title
Under the mesquite
Statement of responsibility
Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lupita, the oldest of eight siblings, is used to taking the lead - and staying busy behind the scenes to help keep everyone together. But when she discover Mami has been diagnosed with cancer, Lupita is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of their close-knit Mexican American family. Suddenly Lupita must face a whole new set of challenges, with must face a whole new set of challenges, with new roles to play, and no one is handing her the script. In the midst of juggling high school classes, finding her voice as an actress, and dealing with friends who don't always understand, Lupita desperately wants to support Mami in whatever way she can. While Papi is preoccupied with caring for Mami, Lupita takes charge of her siblings. As Lupita struggles to keep the family afloat, she escapes the chaos at home by writing in the shade of a mesquite tree. Overwhelmed by change, she seeks refuge in the healing power of words. Told with honest emotion in evocative free verse, Lupita's journey is both heart-wrenching and hopeful. Under the Mesquite is an empowering story about the testing of family bonds, the strength of a teenage girl navigating pain and hardship with surprising resilience, and the kind of love that cannot be uprooted. -- From dust jacket
Related
Awards note
  • William C. Morris Award finalist, 2012
  • Pura Belpré Author Award, 2012
  • Morris Debut Award finalist, 2012
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 990L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
blank
LC call number
PZ7.M47833752
LC item number
Und 2011
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
McCall, G.
Reading level
5.7
Series statement
Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2013-2014
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coming of age
  • Responsibility
  • Families
  • Cancer
  • Mexican Americans
  • Responsibility
  • Family life
  • Cancer
  • Mexican Americans
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Cancer
  • Coming of age
  • Families
  • Mexican Americans
  • Responsibility
  • Coming of age
  • PLP
  • KERA
  • Texas
  • Coahuila (Mexico : State)
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • Texas
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Under the mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Reinforced binding"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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:
  • Part one.
  • 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
  • The weight of words:
  • 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
  • The story of us : Eagle Pass, Texas, freshman year of high school
  • 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
  • Thorns
  • 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
  • Something's different
  • In the parking lot : Alpine, Texas.
  • Acknowledgments -- Names, Spanish words, and cultural references
  • Chismosa
  • The talk
  • The sacrifice.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781600604294
Lccn
2010052567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn617461784
  • (OCoLC)617461784
Label
Under the mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Publication
Note
"Reinforced binding"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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:
  • Part one.
  • 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
  • The weight of words:
  • 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
  • The story of us : Eagle Pass, Texas, freshman year of high school
  • 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
  • Thorns
  • 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
  • Something's different
  • In the parking lot : Alpine, Texas.
  • Acknowledgments -- Names, Spanish words, and cultural references
  • Chismosa
  • The talk
  • The sacrifice.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781600604294
Lccn
2010052567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn617461784
  • (OCoLC)617461784

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