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Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena
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Nov 30, 2011


Mexican WhiteBoy is a about a boy named Danny with a white mother and a hispanic father. He goes to stay with his cousin Sofia for the Summer. Danny loves playing baseball he can throw a 95 mph fastball, but when he plays his aim is off when he is at the mound. Danny is smart , Danny's family can ask him something or they are talking about something and he will know the answer. When he is around his family he feels like he stands out because he is lighter than all of his family. Danny is the boy that would rather be alone than with other people. When Danny feels bad or he does not feel real he digs into his wrist so he knows he is actually there. The first day he is at he was at Sofia's he gets into a fight with a boy named Uno.After that Danny laid low at his Uncles house for some weeks. Then wrote a letter to his dad that was a lie. He told his dad that he knocked Uno out so his dad would be proud of him. Uno is like Danny he stands out from his friends because he is the only black kid they hang around. Danny sometimes thinks that he does not belong to his family because he knows nothing about his dad's side of the family.
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