Title: Last Stop on Market Street
Reference: De La Pena, M,. & Robinson, C. (2015). The Last Stop on Market Street, New York, New York: Penguin Group
Annotation: As they do every Sunday CJ and his nana ride the bus and get off on Market Street, but this time CJ is wondering why do they have to wait in the rain and why do they not have a car like his friend. Nana shows him the beautiful things around him.
Awards: Caldecott Honor, John Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Award
Grade level: 1-5
Readers who would like this book: Children who like to read books that contain a grandmother and nephew relationship.
Rate: 4, this books shows the reader that there is beauty everywhere you go, you just have to look closely enough to see it.
Text-dependent question: What do you think Nana meant when she said, “sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt, CJ, you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful”?