Books Matt De La Pena Books by Matt De La Pena Matt De La Pena has written books about: Young Adult Fiction Children's Books Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Matt De La Pena A Birthday Cake for Washington has been the subject of much criticism because it portrays slaves as being happy. Scholastic hide caption toggle caption Scholastic Books Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle With The Task January 22, 2016 Experts say picture books that whitewash the history of slavery are just a symptom of an adult society. How can we explain it to kids, they argue, if we can't talk about it ourselves? Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle With The Task Listen · 4:29 4:29 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463977451/464013775" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Two-Way 'Last Stop On Market Street' Wins Newbery Medal, 'Finding Winnie' Takes Caldecott January 11, 2016 Matt de la Peña becomes the first Hispanic author to win the Newbery award for children's literature, while the Caldecott picture-book prize went to a book about the real-life Winnie the Pooh. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews On Board A City Bus, A Little Boy Finds The Route To Gratitude February 6, 2015 In Last Stop on Market Street, a little boy goes on a journey with his grandmother. Along the way he meets many interesting passengers and learns to recognize the blessings right in front of him. On Board A City Bus, A Little Boy Finds The Route To Gratitude Listen · 7:24 7:24 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/383856887/384223120" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto Code Switch Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.