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Mexican Whiteboy 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.


About the Author: Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Pe a is the New York Times best selling, Newbery medal winning author of six young adult novels and two picture books Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball de la Pe a currently lives in Brooklyn, NY He teaches creative writing and v Matt de la Pe a is the New York Times best selling, Newbery medal winning author of six young adult novels and two picture books Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball de la Pe a currently lives in Brooklyn, NY He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.Visit Matt at mattdelapena.com



10 thoughts on “Mexican Whiteboy

  1. says:

    Mexican Whiteboy is a YA text written by Matt De la Pe a, and I really liked this book a lot and my friend Jenn suggested over my shoulder that I add, for veracity s sake, that he is, based on his picture, cute, which okay, he is, done De la Pe a is the author of picture book Last Stop on Market Street, that was winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, and a


  2. says:

    I just completely entirely really enjoyed this book I was excited to read it and sad to put it down I thought the dialogue was pitched perfectly I thought the baseball was pitched perfectly I thought the pitching was pitched perfectly Maybe my favorite thing about this was how even handed it was about everything race, class, baseball, identity, life The little things At no point does it


  3. says:

    This was the first Matt de la Pe a book that I ve ever read and I am happy to say that ALL of my expectations were met I simply adored every single aspect of this book From the moments of confusion to anger to sadness to happiness to humor I just felt everything I could possibly feel for these characters and the...


  4. says:

    From the author of _Ball Don t Lie_ comes another excellent book that nails baseball but is about muchDanny is wicked gifted when it comes to baseball he can knock baseballs out of the park, and his pitching maxes out the meter at the local fair even when he was smashed But he couldn t throw anything but wild pitches the tryouts at his prep school, and not even he can understand why His number one


  5. says:

    Pena, M 2008 Mexican white boy New York Delacorte.Mexican White Boy is a multicultural book that portrays the life of a Hispanic American boy named Danny who finds himself trying to figure out his own self identity Amongst white boys he is considered Mexican while among his own family he feels white because he can barely speak in Spanish In the story Danny leans t...


  6. says:

    This short, simple book caught my eye at my favorite used bookstore in Tucson I d never heard of it before, and I d never read a story by Matt de la Pena, but I think it was the title that really grabbed me because honestly, it was relatable.This is a different kind of book than what I usually read It s not really about one thing in particular, and it s not the kind of book that has a ton of things happening o


  7. says:

    In Mexican WhiteBoy, Matt de la Pe a tells the story of Danny Lopez, a half Mexican half White 16 year old with a crazy fastball, but lacking the confidence to show his skills At the start of the summer, Danny s mom and sister have gone to live with his mom s new boyfriend in his fancy condo in San Francisco, b...


  8. says:

    This sat on my bookshelf for several months until I picked it up earlier this week Do I not like orange dustjackets Was I unconsciously wary of there being too many baseball related plot points I don t know I m just sorry it took me so long to read it I enjoyed getting to know the characters, loved the economy of the language, and even thought the baseball stuff was totally and completely interesting I liked how De la Pe


  9. says:

    I honestly can t put into words just how much I liked and connected with this novel It s a very well written, engaging story about identity and what it means to be half something in America The main character, Danny, is a 17 year old half Mexican, half white aspiring baseball player who spends the summer with his dad s side of the family, trying to figure out who he is But the story isn t just about Danny It s way deeper than j


  10. says:

    In my English Literature class We had choice books to read I had chosen Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena When i first seen the cover it had caught my eye.Danny a son of an American mother and a Hispanic father 16 year old Danny Lopez,the smart semi Mexican kid Danny s father left three years earlier.later finding out that he was actually sent to prison for beating a man Danny has to spend the summer with his father side of the fam


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