Monday, December 31, 2012

Introducing Tucson Festival of Books Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall

A new voice in Mexican American teen fiction, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, will be visiting Tucson in March as a featured author at the Tucson Festival of Books.  Pick up her award winning novel, Under the Mesquite, and feel like you are stepping lightly yet deeply into the world of a Texas border town teen. This story, told in verse, flows easily and sweetly and still manages to tell a difficult and poignant story. We begin when Lupita is just 14 and entering high school in Eagle Pass, Texas, her family's home since she was just a little girl fresh from Mexico. Lupita notices that things don't seem quite right with her mother and soon her fears are confirmed when she finds out that her mother has cancer. Despite the burden of helping to care for her seven younger siblings, Lupita manages to take on the challenges and fun of her high school's drama team.  We get to know the tenderness she feels toward her mother as they both watch tear-jerking telenovelas. This story may bring on the reader's tears as well as we follow Lupita through the four years of high school and the ups and downs of her family's struggle with cancer. In the end, it is a story about the blessings of family.  Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall has said that she likes to write about the complexities and magic of growing up.  Look for her at the Festival to catch her appearances and find out about another novel she has on the way.

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