Guadalupe Garcia McCall has written two young adult books, Under the Mesquite Tree and Mariposas, both of which deal with border issues and settings. I highly recommend both!
I just received the following announcement:
Acclaimed author Guadalupe Garcia McCall will give a reading and answer questions about being a writer on Friday, March 22, at 2 PM in ARHU 351. Guadalupe Garcia McCall came to the United States with her family at the age of six and grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas. Her semi-autobiographical verse novel Under the Mesquite (2011) earned the Pura Belpré Award from the American Library Association, among many other honors. The International Reading Association is granting Garcia McCall the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award. Her newest novel is Summer of the Mariposas (2012). This event is hosted by English 3325, “Children’s and Adolescent Literature,” as part of FESTIBA. Arrive early for pan dulce.