A video interview with

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of multiple young adult novels and picture books, including Last Stop on Market Street, Milo Imagines the World, and Love. In this interview, Matt talks about the community where he grew up, his experiences as a struggling reader, and how he continues to reflect on his own identity and experiences through his books.

To learn more about Matt and his books and to read his blog, visit Matt de la Peña's official website

Watch the interview with Matt below, view the interview transcript, and browse a selected list of Matt's children's books

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl