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Matthew de la Peña is an American writer of children's books who specializes in novels for young adults. He won the Newbery Medal in 2016 for his book Last Stop on Market Street.[1][2]

Matt de la Peña
De la Peña at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
De la Peña at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
BornCalifornia, United States
OccupationWriter and educator
NationalityAmerican
Alma mater
Period2005–present
GenreYoung-adult novels
ChildrenLuna de la Peña
Website
mattdelapena.com

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BiographyEdit

A San Diego, California native,[3] Matt de la Peña received his BA from University of the Pacific which he attended on a basketball scholarship. He then received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. To date, de la Peña has written 15 books, the latest being Last Stop on Market Street which won the 2016 Newbery Medal. He currently resides in Brooklyn.[4]

BooksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Katia Hetter, CNN (11 January 2016). "Best children's books: 2016 Newbery, Caldecott winners". CNN. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ Angela Carone. "National City Native Wins Prestigious Newbery Medal". KPBS Public Media. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "The Rumpus Interview With Matt De La Peña - The Rumpus.net". The Rumpus.net. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b Ashley Strickland, CNN (9 April 2014). "Diversity in young adult literature: Where's the 'Mexican Katniss'? - CNN.com". CNN. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  6. ^ "One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Matt de la Peña – The Hub". The Hub. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Wouldn't You Like to Know . . . Matt de la Peña". voyamagazine.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Matt de la Peña". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Infinity Ring: Curse of the Ancients". mattdelapena.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Infinity Ring Book 4: Curse of the Ancients". scholastic.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  15. ^ "The Wave". The New York Times. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Interview: Matt De La Pena, Author Of 'The Living' : NPR". NPR.org. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  17. ^ "Something Louder, Something New - SLJ Talks to Matt de la Peña About 'The Living'". School Library Journal. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Matt de la Peña Becomes First Latino Male Author to Win Prestigious Newbery Medal - Latino USA". Latino USA. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast". blaine.org. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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