REVIEW: Under The Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

This is a coming of age story I will want my daughter to read.

For two days, I was thrust into Lupita’s world, the teenaged daughter of Mexican immigrants who have built a middle-class life in Texas. She’s the eldest of eight children who have a loving mother and father. Theirs is the happy tale of immigrants achieving the American dream.

But then Mami is diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading


Seeing Your Ideas in Other Books That Are Coming Out?

Has this ever happened to you? You open up your email from Horn Book, Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog, etc. and you see a review for an upcoming book that sounds a lot like yours? Then, you knock your head against your desk. Continue reading