The Author-Illustrator Program featuring award-winning author Matt de la Peña is just around the corner! de la Peña is the New York TimesjBestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and Superman: Dawnbreaker, plus five picture books for children including Love and Last Stop on Market Street. His book Last Stop on Market Street is the winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, and was named a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
This program is sponsored by Children’s Services of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Patrons of the Public Library. There’s still time to put this awesome annual event on your calendar. Everyone is invited to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3, for a FREE program suitable for families and anyone who is interested in de la Peña’s work. Stick around after his talk program for a reception and an opportunity to have your book autographed by de la Peña. Only books that are purchased at this program are eligible for signing, so please do not bring other books. There will be pre-autographed book plates given away while supplies last.
Teachers, librarians, writers, artists and children’s literature enthusiasts are invited to come back to the Library at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 4, for a special workshop presented by de la Peña. In this workshop, participants will enjoy a more in-depth look into de la Peña’s process. Registration and a fee of $25 for non-students and $10 for students with a valid school I.D. are required for this portion of the program. Pick up a registration form at any Library location. Doors open at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and other light refreshments will be served. Only books that are purchased at each program are eligible for signing, so please do not bring other books.