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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Incarceration; Language barrier; Biracial; single mother; incarcerated father; father in prison; communication barrier; different languages; mixed race; biracial teenager
Latinx (Mexican American) / White
Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
identity; self-acceptance; fathers and sons; baseball; cousins; summer; friendship
de la Peña, Matt, "Mexican Whiteboy" (2008). DIVerse Families. 603.