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Last Stop on Market Street

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In the two weeks since the ALA Awards were announced one very special picture book has suddenly found itself showered with accolades and thrust in the center of attention This book which was somewhat overshadowed in the past year received not only a Caldecott Honor but much to the surprise and even shock of many kid lit enthusiasts the highly coveted 2016 Newbery Medal as well The book to cause such a stir is Last Stop on Market Street Written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson this book was nationally recognized for its story content along with the illustrations and after a thoughtful read it s not ifficult to understand why It is no surprise that this book was acknowledged and hailed for its art Christian Robinson who was once again given the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor this year along with the Caldecott Honor has certainly made a name for himself recently in the world of children s literature Robinson s IELTS Success Formula Academic distinctive and expressive art has been celebrated in the award winning books Gaston and Josephine The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Here he applies his stylistic illustrations once again to complement and enhance the story of CJ his bus ride across the city and hisiverse interactions along the way True to Robinson s approach while the illustrations as a whole are rather simple the attention to Alien Soldiers Baby Zoran Warriors detail is incredible Children reading this book will be able to relate to the sheer ordinariness that they themselves experience everyay in their own On Beauty daily routines From the street signage to the handheldevices CJ s world is very obviously the world of today The vibrant colors and appealing textures are also worth pointing out With just a few strokes of his brush Robinson creates a world that is beautiful and very much believable Perhaps what makes this book so special is the fact that the words and the story itself are as high uality as the wonderful art Much like the illustrations the story appears simple at first glance It takes a second or third reading to truly BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) discover theepth of meaning being conveyed here To begin with the language is magnificent There is an almost musical pulse to the words when spoken aloud In fact some of the lines unexpectedly rhyme and many phrases are incredibly sensory Crumbling sidewalks and broken Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary downoors graffiti tagged windows and boarded up stores and The outside air smelled like freedom but it also smelled like rain These perfectly chosen words by De La Pena paint pictures in the mind that are as vivid as Robinson s illustrations Upon initially hearing the premise one might be immediately reminded of another Caldecott Honor book After all this story is also about a young boy his nana and their experience in the city And yet that is where the similarities end Last Stop has its own story to tell and it is certainly Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) distinct from what has already beenone Here we follow CJ along for the ride as he iscovers the simple joys of living the gift of giving to others and the beauty that is found in human interactions The book s title is a fitting one as the majority of the story takes place for
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duration of a bus ride the city It is not until the last two pages that we actually realize where CJ and his grandmother are going but by then we like CJ have already been reminded about the things in life that are truly important Nana is an incredible character and readers just might find that her gentle rebukes to her grandson resound with them as well She is obviously not wealthy they on t have a car and CJ points out things that wishes he could have but she teaches points out things that wishes he could have but she teaches grandson to appreciate ordinary beauty to experience the communal nature of music and to understand the importance of service to others Matt De La Pena says he The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals drew inspiration for this story from his own upbringing You can feel like you ve been slighted if you re growing up without if you have less money he s commented or you can see the beauty in that And I feel like the most important thing that s ever happened to me is growing up without money It s one of the things I m the most proud of This backdrop is felt throughout the book and will certainly resonate with kids across the country who find themselves in similar situations to De La Pena and CJ I find the end page of Last Stop to be particularly profound While waiting for the bus to come pick them up and take them back home Nana is knitting CJ is shown reading a book and the rain hasefinitely stopped Knowing what we now Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) do it is easy to imagine that Nana is making a scarf for a homeless person CJ is reading perhaps aloud to her It is a subtle yet appreciative nod to the critical role that reading played in changing De La Pena s life and is a striking meaningful scene that clinches the overall message of the story Last Stop on Market Street is undeniably beautiful The vibrant art the melodic words and the significant story all come together for an unforgettable experience that takes multiple readings to truly appreciate However the uestion which has been raised since the ALA conference is thisoes Last Stop Manipulation and Dark Psychology deserve the Newbery Medal After all it was a completely unexpected choice and the children s literature community continues toebate why this book should or should not have won the prestigious Medal In the end that is something each reader will have to Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 decide for themselves But consider this the Award is given each year to the mostistinguished contribution to children s literature Past Newberys have communicated relevant messages showcased The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction different lifestyles and featured strong characters Last Stop on Market Street most certainlyoes all of these things And while most Newberys need hundreds of pages to accomplish all of this Last Stop Understanding Shutter Speed does it in 32 Reviewed on my blog I have indeed much enjoyed the back and forthialogue between young CJ and his grandmoth. Every Sunday after church CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town But today CJ wonders why they on't own a car like his friend. ,

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D his grandmother s hand the sophistication of his reaction to music probably extends to I liked itI also couldn t stand Nana She s basically a virtue signalling harpy When the kid asks why a blind man can t see she gives him some airy fairy answer about how he sees with his other senses when the kid probably just wanted to know why his eyes idn t work the way his The Writing Workshop did When the kid says he wishes he had an iPod like the other boys on the bus Nana tells him to impose on the guy holding a guitar Howoes she know the guy is okay playing in front of strangers Maybe he s just trying to get from Point A to Point B without being harassed by an old woman with a sense of entitlement Sure in this case the guy starts playing voluntarily but then Nana gives the kid a look and he feels he has to give away the coin the bus Agricultural Engineering driver gave him I bet Nana s the sort of person who ll throw him a birthday party and then make himonate all his presents to charityMaybe I m too cynical for this Or maybe I just Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse don t like books that try way too hard to look like they re promoting virtuous behaviourOh and the illustrations are also terrible So there s that A lame ridiculous tale of rose colored glasses Look kid you are absolutely right Youo live in a How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture dump If you want to get out of there and find something better you can Start by not listening to the platitudes Go out and find the truth Hang out with people who will correct yourouble negatives and your how come we An Alien Heat don t got a car kind of talk Pick up some of that trash that is lying on the ground instead of just walking on by A bit toidactic for my taste but it is undeniably a great tool to encourage many conversations with your child about how The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society diverse people are My son was endlessly fascinated by the guy covered in tattoos Things I love about this book1 So many wonderful child friendly moments raindrops on your nose older kids with nicer stuff than you2 It is set in aiverse neighborhood and city that could be ANY city 3 It is sweet slow and poetic4 Vibrant saturated Keats like illustrations5 An awesome grandmother stylish thoughtful and full of love6 This would be a great book for a religious setting since it could be seen that it is Grandmother is motivated by her faith to help other in her community BUT it totally Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance does not have to be read like that either7 What a great pairing of author and illustrator Nana how come weon t got a carBoy what Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings do we need a car for We got a bus that breathes fire and old Mr Dennis who always has a trick for youThis book is about a black little boy and his grandmother who live in The CityWHAT I LIKED A children s book with a black MC that isn t all puts on a serious voice This is an important message A boy and his grandmother spending time together as if this is a normal everyday thing That s sweet Youon t get the idea that grandma is babysitting instead you get the idea that she and CJ regularly spend Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) days together Theiversity It s the city and you can really tell You meet all kinds of people in these pages Old young tattooed blind in a wheelchair black brown white Gramatica de baza a limbii romane different body types etcThe illustrations of the tattooed man are pretty impressive Anti materialism andiscipline The old woman is tough but loving with her grandson She makes him go To Church She Makes Sure He Smiles At The Other church She makes sure he smiles at the other on the bus and says Good afternoon to them She looks at the coin in his hand meaningfully so that he ll rop it into the hat of a guitar player CJ asks How come we gotta wait for the bus in all this wet And his grandma reminds him that trees need water tooYou ve Read The Opening Uote Where She Explains the opening uote where she explains they on t need a car it s not a matter of not having it s a matter of not needing He s full of uestions How come that man can t seeBoy what College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting do you know about seeing Nana told himSome people watch the world with their earsThat s a fact Their noses too the man said sniffing at the airThat s a mighty fine perfume you re wearing today ma amNana sueezed the man s hand and laughed hereep laughWow Grandma is flirting LOLWhat about when CJ sees some teenagers listening to an iPod Sure wish I had one of those he saidNana set Integrating Cleveland Baseball down her knittingWhat for You got the real live thing sitting across from you She says indicating the guitar playerOther uestions arise How come it s always soirty over here CJ uestions when they reach their The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol destination view spoilera soup kitchen hide spoiler So I should be honest and say that this review isn t really about this book as much as it is about myisappointment in the Newbery committee s Grassroots Leviathan decision This is a nice picture book and it represents all of the underrepresented groups that we re all looking to see in literature for kids It s a sweet earnest thing Maybe a littleidactic for my taste The book takes on a big ifficult idea And it handles it pretty nicely For a picture book For four year olds Up to eight if you go by the publisher s marketing materials I am a huge believer In The Importance Of Picture the importance of picture and for the great ones I on t think there s any limit to the top of the age range I m not prepared to go that far for this one But REALLY Newbery committee Really The most Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises distinguished contribution to literature for children out of all the books of 2015 ok subject to residency reuirements etc If we want to investigate ideas of community andiversity if we want to find beauty in our surroundings no matter the 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School difficulties we have to overcome certainly we can allow attention than a picture book affords And textual complexity maybe While the Caldecott for Hugo Cabret was a surprise that made sense to me this book justoesn t Love in Bloom do what I need a Newbery book too It African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language doesn t challenge readers to engage with characters or ideas in a profound or extended way Obviously this is all only my opinion but it seems to me that the committee missed an opportunity here. 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Er And unlike readers who have been faulting Matte la Pena for penning their conversations in a non standard American vernacular as a linguist I The Alcohol Bible do much appreciate the representation of language as primarily oral and thus and yes not as universally standardised as thisoes not only add both colour and authenticity to the narrative of Last Stop on Market Street but importantly it also underlines that ALL language except perhaps certain artificially created lingoes such as Esperanto originally were and generally still are Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 dialects of multiple variation and that it is in fact theseialects these oral vernaculars that both enable that cause language change language IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level development and evolution and NOT what is generally considered the written norm in other words without the various parlances of the peoples there would also not be for example standard written English German French Italian Spanish etcBut while I haveefinitely enjoyed the general narrational set up of Last Stop on Market Street and o appreciate CJ s grandmother pointing out the many positives of his obviously inner city neighbourhood and that being friendly having a social conscience with the two of them taking a bus after church to volunteer at a local soup kitchen are generally important and essential than material wealth such as owning vehicles iPods and the like I also tend to think that the grandmother is at times just a bit too insistent on knowing one s place in society and not striving to achieve Because while I o happen to agree with the message that too much materialism is not all that inherently wonderful the grandmother s attitude seems to almost suggest that CJ should not even Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League dare to wish that his family had a car that wanting thatesiring an iPod is somehow even very much wrong in and of itself And with that salient latter fact in mind I o and my general enjoyment of the textual presentation of Last Stop on Market Street uite notwithstanding kind of fault Matt e la Pena for verbally hitting us readers over our collective heads with his ideals of anti materialism of seeing beauty even in run BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) down communities and neighbourhoods of promoting social responsibility I mean these are ALL philosophies with which I happen to most heartily and even very much adamantly AGREE but the lack ofisplayed subtlety and textual nuances Prophetic Activism does really bother me a bit as it kind of makes me feel as though I am reading a sermon And is a somewhat preachy sermon on the evils of materialism and that one needs to see beauty everywhere that being socially aware and conscious is a positive truly worth the 2016 Newbery Medal for Last Stop on Market StreetNow with regard to Christian Robinson s accompanying illustrations which also won a 2016 Caldecott Honouresignation for Last Stop on Market Street while I Romance do absolutely adore and love the colours used and how the city in both its positives and negatives is generally so vibrantly and emotionally glowinglyepicted I Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask do find the presented human figures a bit too oneimensional and emotionally stagnant a bit too cartoony for my personal tastes However and that all being said Robinson s pictorial renderings Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field do work very well with Matte la Pena s narrative both reflecting and at times expanding on the latter s printed words and I can thus much understand how many have found Last Stop on Market Street a successful and wonderful combination of text images although I for one do personally rather that Christian Robinson s illustrations were a trifle less naive and move etailed rounded and expansive personally rather that Christian Robinson s illustrations were a trifle less naive and move etailed rounded and expansive visual scope And sorry I Culture Moves did ando find that white head covering CJ s grandmother is wearing a trifle strange and Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome distracting as it almost feels as though it has been added by the illustrator as somewhat of an after thought it just feels a bit artificial and superimposed and if that white headdress is supposed to actually represent the grandmother s hair well to my eyes it sureoes not really look like hair It no longer surprises me when I am not excited by the books that receive the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards I am not excited by Last Stop on Market Street the 2016 Newbery Winner and Caldecott Honor book as well The illustrations ar Beautiful Profound Colorful And AliveThis bookthis book is poetry I loved itLast Stop on Market Street tells the story of a little boy CJ and I loved itLast Stop on Market Street tells the story of a little boy CJ and Nana riding the bus We meet and experience personalities sounds and smells right along with CJ and his grandmother We see the world out the window on the bus and in the people we meet From raindrops to music to butterflies to graffiti CJ asks and wonders about it all as he makes his way through the city Why this and How come that And his Nana has an answer perfect answers filled with compassion and grace and love every time Pure love How come it s always so Respect Love dirty over here She smiled and pointed to the sky Sometimes when you re surrounded byirt CJ you re a better witness for what s beautiful These words and pictures are a celebration of life s little gems Simple pleasures and wonders are captured in colorful pictures and lively words Words that bring the bus ride to life The bus sighed and sagged and lurched CJ skipped Introduction To Combinatorial Algorithms And Boolean Functions ducked and looked Really looked and listened And you will tooThis beautiful story will inspire you to look and listen to the people and places around you To find the beauty around you Never forget to look for the wonder and beauty in you in the people around you and the world I needed a reminder actually Highly recommended Nope This was aefinite miss for me I can t believe it won the NewberyI have a feeling that much of this book s premise and intent would go right over kids heads Especially when it starts waxing poetic about sunsets and colours and the kid having some sort of eargasm from listening to music on the bus He s little enough to have to hol. Colby Why Computer Algorithms C++: C++ and Pseudocode Versions doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus How come they always have to get off in theirty part of town Each .