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Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoyWe Were Here and Superman: Dawnbreaker) and five picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). 


Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and Superman: Dawnbreaker) and six picture books (including Milo Imagines the World and Last Stop on Market Street). In 2016 he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific where he attended school on a full basketball scholarship. In 2019 Matt was given an honorary doctorate from UOP. de la Peña currently lives in Southern California. He teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country.

Books by this author

i-will-save-you

I Will Save You

Matt de la Peña
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2010
Mexican WhiteBoy

Mexican WhiteBoy

Matt de la Peña
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
We Were Here Book Cover

We Were Here

Matt de la Peña