Last Stop on Market Street

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 4+

Lovely Cultural Insight

This is a wonderful book that lets you peek in to inner city culture. I am so surprised about the reviews upset of the language because it's absolutely spot on for cultural reference of inner city black culture- which is in large part why we read/should be reading culturally diverse books! That aside it's a wonderful story of a normal Sunday out in which a grandmother shows her grandson there is so much more to the world than what you can buy with money if you would just open your eyes to it and no matter what you haven't got you can still give of yourself and make the world a better place. We love this storybook and it's illustrations.

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age 3+

My 2nd grader's "mentor text" at school for slice of life story

Powerful, simple, from the point of view of a common grandson/grandmother family, with such a strong role model in the grandmother in resiliency. Validates poorer children as lives worth writing about, opens minds of richer children.

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For kids who love picture books and diverse characters

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