Mexican Whiteboy (Paperback)
|Author: Matt De La Pena|
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|As a child of a Mexican father and blonde, blue-eyed mother, Danny finds it difficult that everyone thinks they know who and what he is just by the color of his skin and so goes to spend time with his father in Mexico in the hopes of getting in touch with his roots and the person he believes himself to be. *Author: Pena, Matt De La *Publication Date: 2010/01/12 *Number of Pages: 249 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25|
From the Publisher:
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 per 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 from him. Danny’s half Mexican. And growing up in San Diego means everyone else knows exactly who he is before they find out he can’t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes. And that’s why he’s spending the summer with his dad’s family. To find himself, he might just have to face the demons he refuses to see right in front of his face.