About the Author
Matt de la Pena 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 booksLast Stop on Market Street and the award-winning A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York.