AUTHOR VISIT: Matt de la Peña is coming to Bensenville
On Wednesday, May 8, award-winning author Matt de la Peña will discuss his books and his career as an author when he visits Bensenville Community Public Library and Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools.
Mr. de la Peña is the author of such popular young adult novels as Ball Don't Lie, Mexican Whiteboy, We Were Here, and the Infinity Ring series. He has also written several popular picture books, including Last Stop on Market Street, Miguel and the Grand Harmony, and his latest offering, Carmella Full of Wishes.
Mr. de la Peña will visit students at Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools during the school day on May 8.
Then, that evening, he will make a free public appearance at 6:30 p.m. at Bensenville Community Public Library.
The first 15 children in line for his library visit will receive a free, autographed copy of Carmela Full of Wishes. A limited number of copies will also be available for purchase.
Book autographs will end at precisely 8 p.m. Free copies and author autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis the evening of the event.
Mr. de la Peña's visit is sponsored by the Bensenville Arts Council, Bensenville Community Public Library, and Bensenville School District 2.