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Matt de la Peña


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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, where he teaches creative writing.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Living
   1. The Living (2013)
   2. The Hunted (2015)
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Novels
   Ball Don't Lie (2005)
   Mexican Whiteboy (2008)
   We Were Here (2009)
   I Will Save You (2010)
   Patchwork (2022)
   The Perfect Place (2024)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
Infinity Ring
   4. Curse of the Ancients (2013)
   8. Eternity (2014)
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Picture Books show
 
Matt de la Peña recommends
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Play the Game (2023)
Charlene Allen
"Honest, raw, and absolutely alive. Play the Game is a tour de force."
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Falling Short (2022)
Ernesto Cisneros
"A beautiful Latinx novel about friendship, determination, and the gift of self-acceptance. Cisneros knocks down a game winner with Falling Short."
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Never Look Back (2020)
Lilliam Rivera
"Introducing Lilliam Rivera, one of the most unique and exciting new voices in YA.The Education of Margot Sanchez is funny, poignant, compelling and authentic."

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Books containing stories by Matt de la Peña
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Hope Wins (2022)
A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
edited by
Rose Brock
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You Can't Say That! (2021)
Writers for Young People Talk About Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories They Have to Tell
edited by
Leonard S Marcus

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Awards
2016 Newbery Medal : Last Stop on Market Street

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