Mexican whiteboy

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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. Ninety-five mile an hour 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. But it works the other way too. And Danny’s convinced it’s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico.That’s why he’s spending the summer with his dad’s family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming.Set in the alleys and on the ball fields of San Diego County, Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions.An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young AdultsA Junior Library Guild Selection"[A] first-rate exploration of self-identity."-School Library Journal"Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city teens...De la Peña poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future."-The Horn Book Magazine"The baseball scenes...sizzle like Danny's fastball...Danny's struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race."-Booklist"De la Peña blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity."-Kirkus Reviews"Deftly explores the subject of interracial mixing."-Multicultural Review"Matt de la Pena has done the impossible; fired a perfect fastball on the low inside corner and hit a towering home run at the same time. A tough, funny, edgy, hopeful story about friendship under fire and love in its true sense."-Chris Crutcher, author ofDeadline and Whale Talk"Mexican Whiteboy...shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life."-Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder
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9780440239383
9780385733106
9780375891182
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.3, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
680L
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Grouping Titlemexican whiteboy
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-18 04:51:36AM
Last Indexed2021-01-18 05:07:45AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385733106

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display_descriptionSixteen-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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subject_facetBaseball -- Fiction
Cousins -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Identity -- Fiction
National City (Calif.) -- Fiction
Racially mixed people -- Fiction
Self-acceptance -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayMexican whiteboy
title_fullMexican WhiteBoy
Mexican whiteboy / Matt de la Peña
title_shortMexican whiteboy
topic_facetBaseball
Cousins
Fathers and sons
Identity
Racially mixed people
Self-acceptance
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature