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A Newbery Award-Winning AuthorAn ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young AdultsA Junior Library Guild Selection
Danny is 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. But the boy's not even on a team. Danny is 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. Danny's convinced it's his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. But to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming.
Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: 680L