Last Stop on Market Street

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Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt De La Pena; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780399257742, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2015

Description
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
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 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.


About the Author
Mexican WhiteBoy is Matt de la Pena s second novel for young readers. It was an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. His first novel, Ball Don t Lie, was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adults and was made into a major motion picture. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. De la Pena lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt de la Pena s third novel, We Were Here, and fourth novel, I Will Save You, both available from Delacorte Press.

Christian Robinson likes to stay indoors on rainy days and look out the window while drinking a big cup of hot cocoa. He has illustrated this book, as well as a few others, while staying indoors on rainy days. Christian lives in San Francisco, which has more fog than rain. You can visit him online at www.theartoffun.com.


NPR
Monday, Jan 11, 2016

Matt de la Pena's Last Stop on Market Street won the Newbery Medal for the best children's book of 2015. Finding Winnie, the story behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, has won the Caldecott Medal for the top illustrated book. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, Feb 6, 2015

In Last Stop on Market Street, a little boy goes on a journey with his grandmother. Along the way he meets many interesting passengers and learns to recognize the blessings right in front of him. More at NPR.org

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