Saturday, April 21, 2012

Keynote Speaker Matt de la Peña: Working Class Writer

"You are what you do when nobody is watching you"
Keynote speaker Matt de la Peña gave us a brief history of his journey from reluctant reader to published author (and avid reader).

Matt's books share stories of identity, class, code-switching and being bi-racial. He empathized that our profession is all about patience and encouraged us to "embrace the possibility."

For more information on Matt, and his work, you can visit his website.

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