Last Stop on Market Street
Every 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... show more
Every 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 beautyand funin 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.
Publish date: 2015-01-08
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, African American
, Picture Books
, Social Issues
I think I've reviewed this book about three times now, but I just can't stop coming back to it. I'm currently reading Echo which was a Newbery honor book in 2016, the same year Last Stop on Market Street won the medal. I wanted to see if I thought Last Stop really deserved the medal over Echo (wh...
This is the story of a young boy traveling to Market Street with his grandmother. He continues to question her about different things they see. This is a great story to teach children about being grateful and seeing beauty where they may be none. After reading this story have students analyze an abs...
There are terrific messages inside this book. I loved the way Nana shared her world with CJ, never preaching to him but showing him that there is something besides what you see on the outside. That you should judge something just by looking at it but you should discover more about that person or t...
I'm a bit confused - I agree that Last Stop on Market Street is a good book that deserves to be rewarded, but how did a picture book written with a complexity appropriate to the lower elementary grades win the award for the most distinguished work of children's literature in 2016? Good book, yes. ...
I don't normally review pictures books or count them as my reading goals. But, as many of us know this was just announce as the 2016 Newberry Award. I'm a bit surprised it is a picture book. But I see why it won as it matches up with a lot of the other winners in the past. A young boy travels wit...