Last Stop on Market Street

By DE LA PEÑA, Matt

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ISBN
9780399257742
Publisher
Putnam


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

K-Gr 2—After church on Sundays, CJ and his nana wait for the bus. It's a familiar routine, but this week CJ is feeling dissatisfied. As they travel to their destination, the boy asks a series of questions: "How come we gotta wait for the bus in all this wet?" "Nana, how come we don't got a car?" "How come we always gotta go here after church?" CJ is envious of kids with cars, iPods, and more freedom than he has. With each question, Nana points out something for CJ to appreciate about his lif...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

CJ, a young black boy, has a flurry of questions for his grandmother one rainy day: "How come we gotta wait for the bus in all this wet?" "How come we don't got a car?" "How come we always gotta go here after church?" Only at book's end do readers learn that "here" is a soup kitchen in a hardscrabble part of town ("How come it's always so dirty over here?") where CJ and Nana work every Sunday. Nana has a bottomless supply of look-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

CJ, a young black boy, has a flurry of questions for his grandmother one rainy day. "How come we always gotta go here after church?" "H...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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