Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015
Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But
today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why
doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always
have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an
encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in
their routine and the world around them.
This energetic ride
through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only
grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de
la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.