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Author Matt de la Peña and Illustrator Loren Long: LOVE

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Athens-Clarke County Library

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30606

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Avid Bookshop and the Athens-Clarke County Library are delighted to present author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long for their new picture book Love. This event will be hosted at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Tuesday, January 30, from 6:30-7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, though we encourage you to buy a copy of Loveat the event, from an Avid Bookshop location, or from our website.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times-bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels and the critically-acclaimed picture books A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) and Last Stop on Market Street(illustrated by Christian Robinson). Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific where he attended school on a full basketball scholarship. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:

Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow.

He is the #1 New York Times-bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna.

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