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Last Stop On Market Street

Last Stop On Market Street

by Matt de la Peña Illustrated by Christian Robinson

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.

2016 Newbery Medal Winner
2016 Caldecott Honor Book

4, 5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book

About the Author and Illustrator

Matt de la Peña Matt de la Peña is the author of numerous books for teens, including Ball Don't Lie, Mexican White Boy, We Were Here, and I Will Save You, all of which were named ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. His first picture book, A Nation's Hope, made several Best of 2011 lists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing.
Christian Robinson

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