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‘Remember Annie’: An Excerpt From Manuel Padilla Jr.’s ‘Coconut: Brown on the Outside, White on the Inside’

Set in the San Fernando Valley, Coconut examines the lives of the Rodrigos, a second/third generation Mexican-American family. The novel opens with the young protagonist suffering a racist confrontation, and then explores the complexities of his family’s life as they strive for acceptance in an often unaccepting homeland.