DIVerse Families
 
Last Stop on Market Street

Title

Last Stop on Market Street

Illustrator

Christian Robinson

Publisher

Puffin

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780399257742

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

grandmother

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Last Stop on Market Street

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