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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
Series contributed to
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2016) : Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de la Peña recommends
The Inquisitor's Tale (2016)
Adam Gidwitz
"A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller."
Gem & Dixie (2017)
Sara Zarr
"This may be the most powerful sibling story I've ever read. Gem and Dixie's road trip is heartbreaking and honest and beautifully rendered by one of my all-time favorite writers. This is Sara Zarr at her absolute best."
The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo! (2017)
(Danger Gang, book 1)
Stephen Bramucci
"The ride of a lifetime, Warning:devilish traps and ferocious pirates ahead!."

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