Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He has written six young adult novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living, along with award-winning picture book biography, A Nation’s Hope: The Story Behind of Boxing Legend Joe Lewis, illustrated by Kadir Nelson. His newest picture book is LOVE, illustrated by Loren Long, which has received three starred reviews and already a favorite among teachers, parents and kids. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. He lives in Brooklyn with his family and you can visit him at