UNDER THE MESQUITE A resilient Mexican-American girl copes with familial obligation and loss in this free-verse novel. Drawing from her own teen years for inspiration, McCall highlights life in the borderlands: "En los Estados Unidos / I trained my tongue / and twisted syllables / to form words / that sounded hollow, / like the rain at midnight / dripping into tin pails / through the thatched roof / of our abuelita
This BOOK!! At first i thought it was a pretty boring book but once i kept reading it it got into it. Its a very good book. My new favorite book!!
------ This my favorite book ever!!!
Love it ! I've read this book i just wanted to search it up , but its just a sad book about a mexican family and it really touched my heart ♡ ( hopefully i don't affend anyone ) im mexican myself .
Review: Under the Mesquite A beautifully written family story and an impressive debut novel.
LibraryThing Review A touching novel in verse about life in the Latino world. Lupita is the oldest in her family and once the move to the United States they begin to think their dreams have come true. Then Lupita finds