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Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street | Matt de la Pea
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Winner of the 2016 Newbery MedalA 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookA "New York Times Book Review" Notable Children's Book of 2015A "Wall Street Journal" Best Children's Book of 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. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena s vibrant text and Christian Robinson s radiant illustrations."
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Michael_Gee
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Recommended by our children‘s librarian for a variety of reasons, one being to show children a depiction of community helpers. It‘s a beautiful story about appreciating what‘s around you. I found it moving. Getting it for my nephew this Christmas.

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Mayadenoma

“Nana, how come it's always so dirty over here?“

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Mayadenoma

This book is effective for discussions about community, diversity, and the beauty found in the ordinary

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Mayadenoma
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Last Stop on Market Street celebrates diversity and community. It encourages readers to explore urban life and discover the beauty of everyday moments. This book is a valuable resource for teaching about inclusivity and the appreciation of differences

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sarahosterle

“Last stop on Market Street, Mr. Dennis called.“ I like this quote because it refers to the title of the book. I also like it because once you read though the book you realize what they are doing.

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sarahosterle

I really enjoyed this book. The grandma was able to show CJ a new point of view every time he had something negative to say. I think this book would be really good for students because it could help them think about new perspectives.

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sarahosterle
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena. 2015. Caldecott Award Winning. The brightness of the colors and abstractness of each building demonstrates the bright ideas in the book. This book uses metaphors and personifies the bus and the music that is going in it.

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bkloppman
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bkloppman

This book could be a great prompt for students to explain something in their own lives that others may not be familiar with. This could be creative writing or a morning meeting.

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bkloppman
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The illustrations by Christian Robinson use bright, bold colors to show the beauty of the bus that many of the readers may not recognize. Each page presents a colorful window into a world the reader may or may not be familiar with, the people you can meet on public transport.

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DebbieGrillo
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What a beautiful book about gratitude.

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oliviascrimo

National Book Award Winner for Young People‘s Literature
January 8th, 2015
This book is all about kindness and empathy and being grateful for all you have in life. A great activity for this would be to have students write about what they are grateful for in their life and then they can share with the class.

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Gracehake

“Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt...you're a better witness for what's beautiful”

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Gracehake

This book is very eye opening and has a very important message that is valuable to read to young children. The illustrations are very entertaining and it teaches children to find beauty in little things and appreciate what they have.

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Gracehake
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A little boy goes along with his grandmother to a soup kitchen. They ride a bus together across town. CJ wonders why he can‘t have the things that he sees people around him have, but he learns to find beauty in things that he initially would not have. This book has a great message to appreciate what you have and introduces children to community service.

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cm779518
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This book won the Newberry Medal in 2016 - This is a very good childrens book and it has also won several other awards. This book talks lots about diversity of people and their different situations!

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Cjloftus
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The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a multi award winning book published in 2015. This book has won the Newberry Medal, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor and a Caldecott honor. This spectacular book promotes diversity of all kinds and the importance of helping the people around you.

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Cjloftus

Last Stop on Market Street uses simplistic design of illustrations combined with vibrant colors to portray different cultures and events. This book discusses multiple points of diversity in life as well as inequity. This award winning picture book displays many different types of people and lives. This book would be helpful in areas of social emotional learning.

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Cjloftus

“And in the darkness, the rhythm lifted CJ out of the bus, out of the busy city”

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Mboyd28

Sometimes when you‘re surrounded by dirt, CJ, you‘re a better witness for what‘s beautiful.

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Mboyd28

I enjoy the illustrations in this book because of the diversity that‘s shown on each and every page.

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Mboyd28
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Last Stop on Market Street has been awarded a Newbery, a Caldecott, and a Coretta Scott King awards. The story follows a child with their grandma as they hop on their bus to go home. This story addresses many issues we face today like helping the less fortunate. The illustrations in this book stand out by the way it depicts diversity.

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maggiedesantis

CJ and his grandma ride the bus home every Sunday after church, but this time CJ is wondering why he doesn‘t have certain things that other people do. On their ride, his grandma answers his questions which helps him see and appreciate what he has.
Awards won: Newbury Award
Purpose of Award: To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children
Author: Matt De la Peña
Illustrator: Christian Robinson
Date of publication: 2015

maggiedesantis Genre: Realistic Fiction 2y
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emmadomo

He wondered how his Nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look.

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emmadomo
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Amazing picture book! The Last Stop on Market Street raises awareness about diversity of people and their circumstances, charity, and the role of helping other people in life. We‘ve worked with this book a lot in our Methods courses and did a lot of read alouds/ activities.

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clairebourq_2023
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This story is about a little boy named CJ and his Grandma who ride the bus across town every Sunday after church. CJ begins to become curious as they are riding the bus and wonders why they do not have a car or electronics like his other friends? Why they have to get off the bus in the “dirty“ part of town? His grandma encourages him to see the beauty in what he does have and in the differences in their lives.

clairebourq_2023 CJ gets to share the beauty of his community and life with his grandmother.

This book is written by : Matt De La Pena
Illustrated by: Christian Robinson
Genre: Children's Lit
Awards:
**Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
**A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
**A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
**A #1 New York Times Bestseller
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jdowney
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Published in 2015. This book won the John Newbery Medal. Last Stop on Market Street is a story about a little boy and his grandmother, who are on their way to Market Street. CJ wonders why they don‘t have the things he sees around him, and why they have to do what they‘re doing. His grandmother teaches him about finding beauty in the world, and being appreciative for the things that you have.

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jdowney

This is a great book to use when talking about wants and needs, especially with younger children as the topic is being introduced in social studies.

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jdowney

“Some people watch the world with their ears”

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erinhannahs

“Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.“

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erinhannahs

CJ, a young boy, comes to realize that the most important things in life are not material things like what you own and what you wear, but they are how you make others feel and what you do to help others.

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erinhannahs
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I love this book! Such a cute and unique story about how CJ, the main character, comes to understand the important things in life are not material things but they are being kind and helping others. The illustrations in this book are absolutely gorgeous, too!

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sarahyurco
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Published: 2015
This story follows a young boy named CJ who is asking his grandmother lots of questions about why things are the way they are in the world around them. His questions are met with encouraging explanations that point readers to see the beauty in life and in people.
Awards: Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Caldecott Honor

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Bookish_Gal
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Interesting take on a simple bus ride where a boy contemplated life wit his nana. On the city bus. He seems to complain about what other bus riders have, but his nana shows him how blessed they are to see the world in another view. It is easy to see they are poor city family, but the love a view of the world is so serene.

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AlwaysForeverReading
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Although I am reading Resurrecting Midnight, I wanted to read this short book that I checked out at my school‘s library. It was a great read!

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Betrinag
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Peña‘s work on his RF, Caldecott Award winning book is a touching and rewarding add to classroom libraries. As CJ takes his normal Sunday ride on the bus with grandma after church, he begins to question things like why he doesn‘t have the same things as others, and why they have to live in their part of town. CJ‘s grandmother helps him to see the beauty in the things they do have, which serves as one of the themes for this book.

Betrinag This book would do well in a PR setting; reading rockets provides a why and how-to guide to help implement this strategy in the classroom https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/paired_reading UDL principle 8.3 will promote collaboration and EL strategy 2 will promote cooperation, both helpful strategies for the pairs. #ucflae3414sp21 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Partner reading is a wonderful teaching strategy and it would work nicely with this high-quality picture book. Of course you could read it aloud as we did in class. The resources you have selected work well with the suggested strategies and are excellent resources to complement what you have learned in this course. 3y
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Nrossi
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This RF Caldecott Honor book is a great read for everyone. Nana helps CJ see all there is to be thankful for and some of the beauty in life‘s little things. This would be good for PR. #ucflae3414sp21

Nrossi http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html this website has a teachers guide and all kinds of questions about the story. UDL 3.2 ( highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships). EL 17 ( provide contextual support through audio visuals, models,demonstrations, Realia, body language, and facial expressions) 3y
DrSpalding Your resource is a good one for all things children‘s literature. Nice universal design and English learner alignment with this high-quality text! Remember how to incorporate GAP to assist your English learners with listening comprehension. 3y
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Karissacurrier
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This RF, RA Newberry honor, Corretta Scott King Honor, and Caldecott Award Winning book is a phenomenal book to include in your classroom library. The theme of this book is to appreciate what you have. CJ is upset because he has to accompany his grandmother to work at a soup kitchen after church on sundays. At first CJ is upset that he cannot do what he sees his other friends do, but soon realizes the beauty that surrounds him. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier
https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St...

The provided resource includes great discussion questions and other resources to use when conducting a RA. The UDL Principle 3.2 and EL Strategy 4 both will help students activate their background knowledge and make connections with the text.
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Chaseb I‘ve used this book for a Think Aloud in my RED class, so I think it‘s a great book for a read aloud and the way I used it was to discuss making connections to the text, so the ESOL and UDL principles you picked out are perfect!! 3y
DrSpalding Several of your peers chose to post on this book after the read aloud! This is a high-quality book that of course was used to model GAP procedures and effective read aloud skills! 3y
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PatriciaS
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This wonderful RA, F, has lyrical, stirring text about appreciation for others differences, what makes us happy as people, and inequity. A little boy, CJ and his Nana take a bus on Sunday to it's last stop 🛑 on Market Street. A Newbury 2016 Medal, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor winner.
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Diverse books empower students.
UDL#5.3 Expression & Communication to build fluency with graduated level

PatriciaS of support for practice and performance. ESOL strategies# 1 teaching questioning and discussions with students for clarification, #22 giving enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. Shell Education Great Works for Instructional Guides for Literature, Last Stop 🛑 on Market Street, booksgoogle.com is a great resource for this book 📖. #UCFLAE3414SP21 3y
DrSpalding Realistic fiction at its best. So many of your classmates included this book in their posts specifically after the interactive read aloud provided in class. Be sure to use GAP procedures along with the ESOL strategies noted to assist your English learners and listening comprehension. Helpful resource! 3y
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ToddSalerno
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“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor

The story she has a poignant view about seeing the beauty within and not judging outward appearances. It also touches upon social inequity in a child friendly manner. Can't reccomend this book enough as a read aloud for a classroom.

RF. RA. #ucflae3414sp21

ToddSalerno This resource has philosphical questions to stimulate discussion. There is also a beautiful RA link from the illustrator Christian Robinson that can present the book with multiple visuals to aid in comprehension! (ESOL 47-Use information gap activities [sharing pieces of information to solve problems]) (UDL 2.5-Illustrate through multiple media.)

https://www.prindleinstitute.org/books/last-stop-on-market-street/
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DrSpalding Wow, the philosophical statement and discussion questions are very powerful in your resource. I am going to add this to our last stop presentation that you so graciously participated in. As you experienced in class, this is a wonderful book for read aloud and of course for using GAP to enhance the presentation for English learners and those students that need additional help with listening comprehension. 3y
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acassatta
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Last Stop on Market Street! 🚌 This RF, RA, Newberry Medal Winner is a great add to an elementary classroom. This book encompasses the idea that beauty can be found in unlikely places. The book takes us on CJ‘s journey with his Nana starting at the church up until they make it to the soup kitchen. CJ seems to question a lot of things and his grandma helps him find the beauty in even the smallest things.

acassatta The UDL principle I see that aligns with this RA book is 7.2- optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. Although this story is fiction, it holds a lot of truth for some families which makes it very relevant. In addition, there is a great lesson behind this story. The ESOL strategy that corresponds to a possible lesson is #17- as a read aloud book, we would display body language and facial expressions. #ucflae3414sp21 (edited) 3y
Karissacurrier I love this book! I like the UDL principle you chose. I feel that it perfectly aligns with this books message! This book is great for students to make connections with. 3y
alexo I really love this book! I feel as though the students would really enjoy it because it would help them see the good in situations! 3y
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AndreaEfres I loved your description! Thank you for sharing, body language is so important for bilingualism! 3y
AlexRobinson A great ESOL book yes!! And the UDL you chose was perfect- some of my favorite UDLS are the ones that represent value and authenticity- because as much fun as it is to read the silly books we also need to see the representation in our books/classroom as well! 3y
Vanvlieta ESOL strategy #17 is always my go to strategy. This is crucial for our students to understand the tone and delivery of whats being read. Plus, gestures and facials add to engagement for a much more enticing read aloud! 🙌🏼 3y
PatriciaS I loved this book great for teaching community values. Great review 👍 thanks 😊 3y
acassatta This website includes a lesson plan that corresponds to the important points stated in this RF book. http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 3y
DrSpalding Ava, not only were you supportive of your peers but they were very supportive of your posts. What a wonderful experience! This is exactly how this project is meant to be! 3y
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ToddSalerno
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Practicing shared reading with my sweet boy Armani until I can share in a classroom! Beautiful read.

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Jovy
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This is a great conversation starter with your kids on diversity and appreciation and kindness. Nicely illustrated too.

#ReadWithMrBook #NewberryAwardWinner

Traci1 This looks terrific. I just looked it up, and my library has it. Hoping to pick it up this week to read to my little guy. 3y
Jovy @Traci1 That‘s great! I wished they had this 10yrs ago when my kids were at that age. 3y
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marissamaddox
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This RF book written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson will blow you away. It won a Caldecott and Newbery medal in 2016 and after reading I know why now. This book shows you the relationship between a grandma and grandson and how the grandson is always asking questions about other people like his friends having stuff that him and grandma do not. I think this would be a great RA for the classroom. #ucflae3414su20

marissamaddox UDL Principle 3.2-Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships - I think throughout the book you could ask questions and explain the big ideas and highlight the relationship between grandma and son.
ESOL Strategy 15- Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again.
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marissamaddox https://leadingwithlearning.wested.org/system/resources/W1siZiIsIjIwMTkvMDUvMTQv...

This pdf is for a read aloud and details different vocabulary and questions to ask throughout.
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gpraytor This book is amazing and should def be an addition to every classroom! 4y
DrSpalding Late 4y
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bsiqueira
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This RF picture book is all about appreciation. A little boy named Cj has always felt envious of what others had, until his Nana changed his perspective. Read this story and embark on a wonderful journey in regards to the simplicities in life. This book makes a great RA and can provide that teachable moment about being grateful for the little things in life :) #ucflae3414su20

bsiqueira http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html This website provides multiple resources in regards to activities that relate to the values and theme of this story. The UDL strategy that would relate to this book is 3.2 “Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.” Aligned with ESOL strategy #28 “Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries.” 4y
DrSpalding This is realistic fiction therefore English learner 28 does not quite align. Very helpful resource and your universal design principle works nicely. 4y
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Librarybelle
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CJ and his nana have the same routine on Sundays...taking the bus until the last stop on Market Street. What CJ discovers on this trip is beauty and kindness, respect and unselfish service to others. Bright illustrations help bring the story to life. The ending is quite simply magical and touching. Letter L for #BBRC #A2Z

keys_on_fire Great book! I‘ve been trying to work my way through the Newberys! 4y
LibrarianRyan 👍😀⭐️ 4y
Sarahreadstoomuch Love this one!! 4y
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LSoMS is an adequate picture book about a boy and his grandmother. Nana gives CJ answers to his many questions that redirect him from envy to appreciation. There are diverse characters. That being said, I'm not sure why it won so many awards. It's not a “wow!“