Under the Mesquite

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Lee & Low Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
24 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  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Lupita is the oldest of eight children, and just beginning high school. Born in Mexico, she and her parents immigrated to Texas when she was a six years old and have lived in Eagle Pass ever since ... Read full review

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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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