Awards: Under the Mesquite


  • Pura Belpre Author Award
  • William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
  • 2013 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
  • Américas Award Honorable Mention
    Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)
  • Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist
    Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
  • 2012 International Latino Book Awards – Honorable Mention
  • 2013 International Literacy Association’s Promising Poet Award
July 7, 2013 Guadalupe Awards 2 Comments


  1. Abigail M De Leon

    December 7, 2017

    this was a good book it reminded me of my childhood and i think that more people would love to read this book and they would like the way the book is written with detail im only in the seventh grade and im 12 years old i feel in love with the book when first saw i think everyone well see and understand the book and not judge it by its cover i hope people would like the book

  2. Zachary Banda

    September 19, 2018

    the best book i have ever read

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