by Matt de la Pena
Read by Henry Leyva
Unabridged - 6 Compact Discs / 7 hours.
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YOUNG ADULT: ď[A] first-rate exploration of self-identity.Ē ó School Library Journal
Dannyís tall and skinny. Even though heís 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 boyís not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound, he loses it. Ball ends up so far out of the strike zone itís laughable.
But at his private school, they donít expect much else from him. Dannyís brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego, that close to the border, means everyone knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he canít speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, theyíve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Dannyís convinced itís his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico.
Thatís why heís spending the summer with his dadís family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see ó 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.