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Last Stop on Market Street

Little one's joy quest!

CJ and his grandmama leave the church and head to the bus stop. CJ is not happy about taking the bus after church and complains. Grandmama tries to calm him down. While they wait for the bus, it rains. CJ asks why they don't have a car like his friend Colby, who drives off with his dad. Grandmama gives an answer, but CJ is still unhappy.

We picked this book based on a recommendation. The book tells the story of a young child who embarks on a bus journey, navigating two vastly different worlds. Along the way, the child encounters other people whose lives seem markedly different from his own, prompting him to question why this is so. The illustrations in the book are colorful, effectively capturing the essence of the story.

In Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, a young boy living in Christian Robinson’s lively city is constantly curious. His grandmother’s positivity and eagerness provide him with a lesson on determination and acceptance.

Originally published: 2015

Author: Matt de la Peña

Illustrations: Christian Robinson

Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (3.5), Characters (4.0), Writing Style (4.0), Illustrations (4.5), Cover (4.5) & Ease (3.5)

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