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Banned Author Matt de la Peña Speaks to the Students of Tucson

"Mr. de la Peña donated his fee to buy 240 copies of his books, which he gave to the students. ‘I want to give back what was taken away,’ he told Samantha Neville, a reporter for the school newspaper, The Cactus Chronicle."

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Photo: Matt de la Peña reads from his book “Mexican WhiteBoy”; Credit: Joshua Lott, the NYT