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Matt Mendez



Patri Hadad

Like his characters, Matt Mendez grew up in central El Paso, Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona and is the author of the short story collection "Twitching Heart." He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tucson, Arizona. "Barely Missing Everything" is his debut young adult novel.

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Book:
Barely Missing Everything
Children / Teens
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
March 2019
ISBN 9781534404458
320 pages
$17.99, NYP
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In the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Matt de la Peña, this heartbreaking, no-holds-barred debut novel told from three points of view explores how difficult it is to make it in life when you—your life, brown lives—don’t matter. More/less

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