The School of Education and the Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) at SUNY Old Westbury will be hosting an author visit with Newbery award winning author Matt de la Peña in the Student Union Multipurpose Room B at 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019.
He is a New York Times bestselling author of six young adult novels and four picture books. Mr. de la Peña's debut novel, "Ball Don’t Lie," was published in 2005 and made into a major motion picture starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon, Emelie de Ravin, Grayson Boucher, and Rosanna Arquette. He received the Newbery award in 2016 for his last book "Last Stop on Market Street." Mr. de la Peña has also published short fiction and essays in various newspapers and literary journals, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, NPR.org, and Pacific Review.