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Last Stop on Market Street (original 2015; edition 2015)

by Matt de la Peña (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

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Title:Last Stop on Market Street
Authors:Matt de la Peña (Author)
Other authors:Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: 1, 32 pages
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Tags:social moral, city life, transportation

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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (2015)



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Matt de la Pena tells the story of CJ and his grandmother. What seems to be just another Sunday ride on the bus turn into an adventure and a time of learning for CJ. His very wise grandmother instills knowledge about the world around him, such as listening to those around him rather than having an iPod and getting off of the bus in the "dirty" part of town in able to view life from a different perspective. This book is great for all age elementary students and can be used to encourage students to look at the bigger picture in life. ( )
  AshlynWilliams | Apr 25, 2017 |
This book encourages us to look for beauty around us, regardless of our circumstances. It could be a good prompt to discuss community and diversity. I admit I found the incorrect grammar to be distracting from the story, but the illustrations are fabulous and could spark quite a few discussions on their own! ( )
  JenW1 | Apr 13, 2017 |
This is a great book to read to children when learning about many different areas. This book shows the act of love and kindness, but through a child's perspective. It depicts diversity beautifully, and has a wonderful moral. The pictures are also very different, but realistic. ( )
  Samantha14 | Apr 12, 2017 |
This book shows the many things you can see while ridding the bus which to the boy in the books seems annoying and boring when he wants to be in a car like his friends. He's grandmother brings to light these fun things while on the bus. They then finally make it to their destination which is a soup kitchen to help those in their community where he realizes that the things that seem boring and pointless aren't and you can also learn lessons from those situations. ( )
  MadelynMaxwell | Apr 11, 2017 |
I absolutely love this story. One aspect of this book I really enjoy is the grandmother character. The grandmother has very clever responses when her grandson is questioning her. For example, the young boy says “How come its always so dirty over here?” and the grandma responds “sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt CJ you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.” I also love the diversity of characters in the book. For example, on the bus there is a man covered in tattoos, a man who is blind, a musician, a man in a wheel chair, young teens, and an elderly woman. I also love the illustrations throughout the story. The images are a perfect balance of simplistic yet detailed. I believe this story has a powerful message. Although it does not appear that the grandma and grandson are from a wealthy household, they are still going out of their way to help others. Throughout the story the grandmother is twisting her grandson’s complaints into something positive. This story demonstrates to kids the importance of giving back to others in their community. ( )
  OliviaLuppino | Apr 11, 2017 |
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For Luna and her two grandmas, Roni and Grace -- M. de la P.

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CJ pushed through the church doors, skipped down the steps.
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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.

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