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Matt De La Peña
Matt de la Peña is the author of numerous books for teens, including Ball Don't Lie, Mexican White Boy, We Were Here, and I Will Save You , all of which were named ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. His first picture book, A Nation's Hope , made several Best of 2011 lists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing at NYU.