- Published: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 224 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 990
- Coming of age -- Fiction.
- Responsibility -- Fiction.
- Family life -- Fiction. -- Texas
- Cancer -- Fiction.
- Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Fiction.
- Texas -- Fiction.
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Call number: Teen Fiction
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Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
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