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Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. De la Peña holds a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MFA from San Diego State University. His 2015 book for young readers, Last Stop on Market Street, won the 2016 Newbery Award. His other books, such as Ball Don’t Lie (2005), Mexican WhiteBoy (2008), I Will Save You (2010), The Living (2013), The Hunted (2015), have been best sellers and have been given several different honors by YALSA. He has also written two books in Scholastic’s popular Infinity Ring Series: Curse of the Ancients and Eternity. His newest book is Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony, an original picture book based on the Disney Pixar film, Coco.

"Sometimes the 'Tough Teen' is Quietly Writing Stories"

"Racial Lens Used to Cull Curriculum in Arizona"

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, October 28

12:00pm EDT