By Matt de la Peña
Danny's tall and thin. even if he’s now not outfitted, his hands are lengthy sufficient to supply his pitch an influence so fierce any collage scout could signal him instant. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, however the boy’s no longer even on a group. each time he will get up at the mound he loses it.
yet at his inner most college, they don’t anticipate a lot else from him. Danny’ s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And turning out to be up in San Diego that just about the border ability everybody else is familiar with precisely who he's prior to he even opens his mouth. ahead of they discover he can’t converse Spanish, and ahead of they become aware of his mother has blond hair and blue eyes, they’ve received him pegged. however it works the opposite direction too. And Danny’s confident it’s his whiteness that despatched his father again to Mexico.
That’s why he’s spending the summer season together with his dad’s family members. simply, to discover himself, he could need to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons which are correct in entrance of his face. And divulge heart's contents to a friendship he by no means observed coming.
Matt de los angeles Peña's severely acclaimed novel is an intimate and relocating tale that gives wish to those that least count on it.
"[A] first-class exploration of self-identity."-SLJ
"Unique in its gritty realism and sincere portrayal of the complexities of lifestyles for inner-city teens...De l. a. Peña poignantly conveys the message that, regardless of stumbling blocks, you need to think in your self and form your individual future."-The Horn booklet Magazine
"The baseball scenes...sizzle like Danny's fastball...Danny's fight to discover his position will converse strongly to all kids, yet in particular to these of combined race."-Booklist
"De l. a. Peña blends activities and road jointly in a pleasing look for own identity."-Kirkus Reviews
"Mexican WhiteBoy...shows that it doesn't matter what hindrances you face, you may achieve your goals with a favorable perspective. This is greater than a publication a few baseball player--this is a ebook approximately life."-Curtis Granderson, ny Mets outfielder
An ALA-YALSA best Ten most sensible ebook for younger Adults
A Junior Library Guild Selection
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Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña