This is the Author with Markus Zusak, Matt de la Pena, and Nic Stone
This is the Author | Markus Zusak, Matt de la Peña, and Nic Stone

In this episode meet bestselling kids and young adult authors Markus Zusak, Matt de la Peña, and Nic Stone. You’ll hear how their own pasts each inspired them to write their latest stories, whether it’s from an idea that came to one author twenty years ago, to the book one author wishes she had as a guidepost when she was in high school – and of course, why it’s so important for kids to be able to see and hear themselves in books. Plus, from Jim Dale to one’s own brother, hear who their dream narrators might be.

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Audiobooks for kids during HIspanic Heritage Month
6 Audiobooks to Share with Kids During Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s important for kids of all ages to see diversity in literature that reflects the world around them. Additionally, it’s important to discover stories that explore cultural heritages similar and different from their own. That’s why these audiobooks are perfect listens for you and your children during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more

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This Is The Author | Matt De La Peña

“When you’re young, love is given to you if you’re lucky enough to have at least one caring parent or caretaker, but over the course of a child’s life, I think the idea of love evolves. I was trying to explore that. And I think at some point there’s always going to be a fall from grace and I wanted to see how does a kid go from realizing their initial perception of love doesn’t fit with the real world and it has to be something bigger and greater, something they seek on their own.”

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