DIVerse Families
 
Last Stop on Market Street

Title

Last Stop on Market Street

Illustrator

Christian Robinson

Publisher

Puffin

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780399257742

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; Kinship care; homeless; living in poverty; grandparent raising child

Annotation

CJ begins his weekly bus journey around the city with disappointment and dissatisfaction, wondering why he and his family can't drive a car like his friends. Through energy and encouragement, CJ's nana helps him see the beauty and fun in their routine.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Family Formation

grandmother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

20 Years of Dia, 2016; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Best of the Best Books, 2015; Choices, 2016; CSMCL Best Books, 2015; Distinguished Books, 2014; Distinguished Books, 2015; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016; Horn Book Fanfare, 2015; Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011; New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2015; New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2015; Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016; Notable Children's Books, 2016; Notable Children's Videos, 2017; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; NPR's Book Concierge, 2015; NYC Reads 365, 2015; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015; School Library Journal Best Books, 2015; Teachers' Choices, 2016; Children's Gallery Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Cochecho Readers' Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2016; Nominee; Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award, 2018; Master List; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Quahog Book Award, 2016; Nominee; Read On Wisconsin, 2016-2017; Nominee; Summer Reading List, 2015; Nominee; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, 2016; Nominee; Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, 2016, Recommended; Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2016, Honor Book; Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2016, Honor, Illustrator; Cybils Awards, 2015, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book; E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2015, Nominee, Picture Book; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Picture Book; John Newberry Medal, 2016, Winner, Children (13-18); Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2016, Honor, Children (13-18)

Keywords

diversity; grandparent and child; buses; neighbourliness; neighbourhood; city and town life

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Last Stop on Market Street

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