Monday, January 11, 2016

Newbery Award Winner is a PBT Featured Picture Book!


This morning it was announced that Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena, won the John Newbery Medal. It's unusual for a picture book to win this award. It often goes to a children's chapter book.

This is a powerful story about a grandmother opening her grandson's eyes to the urban poverty in his city. It is also about the call to be in service to others who are hungry. This is the first time the Newbery Award has been given to an Hispanic author. 

I first heard about this book on NPR so you might want to listen to that piece as well as today's article about the win. This treasure was featured here on PBT on 2/11/15. Check it out!