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Review of Patchwork

Patchwork by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Corinna Luyken Primary    Putnam    48 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-9848-1396-1    $18.99 Spanish ed.  978-0-593-53234-8    $18.99 A rhythmic text speaks to an unnamed child in the second person, describing what “we see” and how that trait or characteristic may inform a young...

After the Call: The Luckiest Guy in the World

Before I won the Newbery Medal, my dream had already come true. I was a published author. The quiet, melancholy stories I was always writing late at night, in my shared Brooklyn apartment, were turning into real-life books. The kind you could buy at a bookstore. Or check out from...

Milo Imagines the World

When you look at others, what do you assume? When others look at you, what do they see? These questions lie at the heart of Milo Imagine the World, written by Matt de la Peña. Christian Robinson has illustrated this book in two styles: his artwork stands apart stylistically and spatially from...

Review of Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson Primary    Putnam    40 pp.    g 2/21    978-0-399-54908-3    $18.99 Spanish ed.  978-0-593-35462-9    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-399-54909-0    $10.99 Harold and the Purple Crayon meets twenty-first-century urban realism in this picture book by the Last Stop on Market Street (rev....

Profile of 2016 Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña

The first time I met Matt de la Peña, he was sitting at a table in the Random House booth at the 2008 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in San Antonio. It was shortly before the exhibit hall was scheduled to close, and the booth was empty....

2016 Newbery Acceptance by Matt de la Peña

Baby Matt watches his father. Photo courtesy Matt de la Peña.“I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.”This is the last line of Denis Johnson’s short story collection Jesus’ Son, and it describes perfectly the way I felt...

Last Stop on Market Street

And we’re off, with the first book discussion of the season. We are trying to present the books more generally in order of publication this year, in hopes that readers will have a better chance of knowing the books as they’re discussed. We’re starting with a book that was published...

Review of Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian RobinsonPrimary     Putnam     32 pp.1/15     978-0-399-25774-2     $16.99CJ, a young black boy, has a flurry of questions for his grandmother one rainy day: “How come we gotta wait for the bus in all...

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