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Mexican Whiteboy

Title

Mexican Whiteboy

Authors

Matt de la Pena

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780385903295

Pages

249 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixteen-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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Incarceration; Biracial; single mother; incarcerated father; mixed race; skin color; biracial

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels

Keywords

identity; self-acceptance; racially mixed people; fathers and sons; baseball; cousins

Diversity Impact

direct

Mexican Whiteboy

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