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Publisher Comments:

DANNY’S TALL AND skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. A 95 mph fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it.

But at his private school, they don’t expect much else from him. Danny’s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can’t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they’ve got him pegged. Danny’s convinced it’s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. And that’s why he’s spending the summer with his dad’s family. Only, to find himself, he might just have to face the demons he refuses to see right in front of his face.

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.

About the Author

Mexican WhiteBoy is Matt de la Peña’s second novel for young readers. His first novel, Ball Don’t Lie, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and will soon be a major motion picture. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375891182
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Author:
Matt de la Pe?a
Author:
de La Pena, Matt
Author:
Matt de la Pena
Author:
Peña, Matt de la
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Hispani
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080812
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
249

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Children's » Situations » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Baseball and Softball
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

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"Synopsis" by , Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
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