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Matt de la Pena

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Matt de la Peña is the New York Times best-selling, Newbery-medal-winning author of six young adult novels and four picture books. 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 athletic scholarship for basketball. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

Visit Matt at: mattdelapena.com

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“I guess I don't really know what I want to do, either. Sometimes I feel like a shook-up bottle of soda. Like, I have all this passion that wants to explode, but I don't know where to aim it yet.”
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“But when you read books you almost feel like you're out there in the world. Like you're going on this adventure right with the main character. At least, that's the way I do it. It's actually not that bad. Even if it is mad nerdy.”
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“People always think there's this huge hundred-foot-high barrier that separates doing good from doing bad. But there's not. There's nothing. There's not even a little anthill. You just take one baby step in any direction and you're already there. You've doing something awful. And your life is changed forever.”
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message 5: by Mary

Mary Sanchez Congratulations on your achievement of winning the Newbery Medal. I've been following your career a long time and even took a class from you when you came to a Northglenn, Colorado library branch. I also went to hear you speak to students at Northglenn High School. Love all your work!


message 4: by Gume

Gume III I love the message he takes while traveling and visiting schools! He truly impacts students in a lasting way!


Jasmine I finished "We Were Here" yesterday (UH-MAY-ZING) and for some reason I had this thought: I wonder if Uno and Diego would have been friends? I've already formed my opinion, but I'm curious to hear what you think.


message 2: by Ata

Ata thanx



Jon-michael hey, what's up man!


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