Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt De La Peña
illustrated by Christian Robinson
Winner 2016 Newbery Medal
Every Sunday, come rain or shine, CJ and his Nana take the bus ride across town to the last stop on Market Street and, from there, to the soup kitchen. This Sunday, CJ simply isn't in the mood. But Nana turns the bus journey into nothing short of miraculous, answering all of CJ's questions with insight and wisdom which reveal the magic of the everyday and the wonders of humanity:
"Nana, how come we don't got a car?"
"We got a bus that draws fire."
"How come it's always so dirty over here?"
"Sometimes, when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful."
A truly diverse mix of characters within a narrative which touches cleverly on class, economics and community cohesion with the gentlest of narratives. Published to huge acclaim, this book has garnered too many awards to list here! (Great disability images, too!) Age 4-8, Paperback 26pp