By the way, Mexican Whiteboy, a book by my friend and former teacher, Matt de la Pena, hit bookstores a couple of days ago. It's a YA book about two teenage boys in search of their fathers (who also happen to be great at stickball), one being, well, half-Mexican, half-white (like the author himself).
I think it's great that Matt writes books that cater to teenage boys - there's not nearly enough out there for them to read that they'd like to read, so especially if you know some reluctant teen boy readers, check it out. Even if not, check it out anyway. :)