Mexican whiteboy

by de la Peña, Matt.

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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Biracial Danny Lopez doesn't think he fits anywhere. He feels like an outsider with his Mexican father's family, with whom he is staying for the summer, and at his mostly white school, and he wonders if his confusion drove his father away. He also struggles with his obsession for baseball; a gifted player with a blazing fastball, he lacks control of his game. With the support of a new friend and his caring cousins, Danny begins to deal with the multitude of problems in his life, which include his tendency to cut himself, an unusual characteristic in a male YA protagonist. The author juggles his many plotlines well, and the portrayal of Danny's friends and neighborhood is rich and lively. Where the story really lights up is in the baseball scenes, which sizzle like Danny's fastball. A violent scene, left somewhat unresolved, is the catalyst for him to confront the truth about his father. Danny's struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens but especially to those of mixed race.--Rutan, Lynn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Subjects Identity (Philosophical concept) Juvenile fiction
Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction
Racially mixed people Juvenile fiction
Baseball stories
Fathers and sons Juvenile fiction
Cousins Juvenile fiction
Identity Fiction
Self-acceptance Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
Baseball Fiction
Fathers and sons Fiction
Cousins Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
National City (Calif.) Juvenile fiction.
National City (Calif.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2008
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Mexican white boy
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 14 & up.
Language English
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Awards A Junior Library Guild selection.
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780375891182
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