Matt de la Pena
Matt de la Pena will discuss and sign THE LIVING, his newest book for young adults.
When: Thursday, January 22, 7:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Matt de la Pena, please purchase THE LVING from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.
About the Author:
THE LIVING is Matt de la Pena's fifth novel and one for which he received the Pura Belpre Author Honor Award. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt's other books, BALL DON’T LIE, MEXICAN WHITEBOY, WE WERE HERE and I WILL SAVE YOU, all available from Delacorte Press. You can also visit him at mattdelapena.com and follow @mattdelapena on Twitter.
Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two--every cruise has different passengers, after all. But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy is only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.
The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.
A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of his book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.
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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pe a's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel." Entertainment Weekly, A-]