Matt de la Peña
Matt de la Peña is the author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, and The Living. He’s also the author of the picture books Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt is on the advisory committee of the newly incorporated volunteer nonprofit organization, We Need Diverse Books. He also teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York.