Welcome Matt De La Peña!

posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:28 AM by P AA   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 8:29 AM ]
On Thursday, September 13th, 2018 The Pueblo City/County Library District is bringing a very special author that will be our guest at PAA. The guest speaker will begin at 10:30-11:30.

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and The Living) and four picture books (including Love and Last Stop on Market Street). In 2016 he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. 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 basketball scholarship. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.