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New York Times Bestselling, Newberry Medal-Winning Author Matt De La Peña Visited Our Schools This Week

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The New York Times Bestselling, Newberry Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña visited our schools this week to share his inspiring story.

Morton students attentively listened as he expressed how literature can play a big role in someone’s life. He spoke about developing empathy for others, therefore becoming a better person thanks to reading books during high school.

Matt de la Peña is the author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living and The Hunted. You can learn more about his work by visiting