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On Writing for Reluctant Readers

Having once been one himself, author Matt de la Peńa (The Living) talks about how to engage reluctant readers.

On Writing for Reluctant Readers

A few weeks ago, I came across this really awesome essay by Matt de la Peña on just how powerful reading can be. So when FYA had an opportunity to share a video of Matt talking about reluctant readers (and his new book, The Living), I was all, "UM YES PLZ THX." Check it out to see how Matt went from adorable baby to college baller to badass author! (And read that essay. Seriously.)

Matt's latest book, The Living, is available now. For more about Matt, check out his website or find him on Twitter (@mattdelapena).

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.