March 13, 2018 7:00pm–8:30pm

Acclaimed YA Author Matt de la Peña at Arlington Central Library

Arlington Central Library

1015 N Quincy St

Arlington, Virginia 22201

Join Arlington Public Library for for an evening with acclaimed YA Writer, Matt de la Peña.

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living and The Hunted. He’s also the author of the critically-acclaimed picture books A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis(illustrated by Kadir Nelson) and Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson). 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.

Mr. de la Peña comes to us thanks to Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public School Libraries, the Wakefield High School PTA & the Yorktown High School PTA.


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