Category Archives: Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña wins 2016 Newbery Medal

YA author Matt de la Peña has every reason to be proud: his second picture book recently won the prestigious Newbery Medal!

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Broadening the American Immigration Discussion with Outstanding Author Events

Create a special author event at your college, library or literary festival focused on the issue of immigration.

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Matt de la Peña Explains Literature Impacts

Matt de la Peña, author of The Living, and motivational speaker for youth

Matt de la Peña wrote a wonderful essay about a young man he encountered at a Texas junior high school and the impact literature and creativity has had on his life.

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Matt de la Peña Connects with Young Adults

It takes one moment to conscientiously change the life of a young mind. Matt de la Peña, acclaimed Young Adult author, blogged about one of his experiences visiting a junior high school recently. He explained that while signing books for the students, he encountered a girl that appeared to have a difficult childhood.

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