Books by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While this story is sometimes bogged down by moralizing and adventures that don't always seem to support the plot, originality and vibrancy shine through to make it a worthwhile read despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
In her first fantasy, Pura Belpré winner McCall (Under the Mesquite, 2011)tells the story of five sisters and their myriad adventures as they travel from their home in Texas to Mexico. Read full book review >
UNDER THE MESQUITE by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

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's house." Read full book review >