Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña audiobook

Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt de la Peña
Read by Lizan Mitchell

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781490684031

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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month

Winner of a Newbery Medal

A Caldecott Honor Book

Finalist for the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award

An American Library Association Reading List Top Pick

A Kids' Indie Next List Pick for Winter 2014-2015

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Author Matt de la Peña and narrator Lizan Mitchell are a winning combination in this story…Mitchell inhabits both CJ and his grandma from the moment he pushes through the church doors and questions why they must take a rickety bus while others have cars…Audio is the ideal way for kids to experience this emotive gem. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“That material poverty need not mean spiritual or imaginative poverty becomes beautifully clear in the quietly moving pages of Last Stop on Market Street.” Wall Street Journal
Last Stop on Market Street provides a gentle twist, letting readers in on the secret Nana and CJ have known all along: They’re on the way to help others who have even less. But it’s also the warmth of their intergenerational relationship that will make this book so satisfying, for both young readers and the adults sharing it with them.” New York Times Book Review
“Matt de la Peña’s warmhearted story is musical in its cadences…[A] celebration of the joys of service, the gifts of grandmothers, and the tenderness that the city can contain.” Washington Post
“The voices of CJ and his grandmother carry the story along in subtle point and counterpoint so that at this book’s quiet close you feel like you’ve been listening to a song.” Boston Globe
“Like still waters [Last Stop on Market Street ] finds beauty in unexpected places, explores the difference between what’s fleeting and what lasts, acknowledges inequality, and testifies to the love shared by an African-American boy and his grandmother.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A young boy yearns for what he doesn’t have, but his nana teaches him to find beauty in what he has and can give, as well as in the city where they live…This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This is an excellent book that highlights less popular topics such as urban life, volunteerism, and thankfulness, with people of color as the main characters. A lovely title.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Matt de la Peña

Author Bio: Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the author of several acclaimed young-adult novels and one picture book, A Nation’s Hope. His debut novel, Ball Don’t Lie, was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick and was made into a major motion picture. His second novel, Mexican WhiteBoy, was an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a 2009 Notable Book for a Global Society, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a selction for the 2008 Blue Ribbon List of the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Literature. He received his MFA degree in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific. He teaches creative writing.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.12
Audience: Children (0–3)
Language: English