Under the Mesquite

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Lee & Low Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
23 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - sachaurora - LibraryThing

This book was so sad to me from start to finish, yet at the same time I'm grateful because I can't imagine how hard it must've been for her to share this heartwrenching experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Backus2 - LibraryThing

Lupita is the oldest of eight and loves her family more than anything, especially the bond that she has with her mami. When she finds out that her mami has cancer, she not only is scared of losing her ... Read full review