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KCKPL’s Stories on the Bus: Matt de la Peña reads Last Stop on Market Street

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Published on Jan 10, 2017

Watch as Matt de la Peña's award winning book comes alive!

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 Peña’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.

Last Stop on Market Street:
Matt de la Peña - Author
Christian Robinson - Illustrator

Awards for Last Stop on Market Street:
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015

Cast:
Matt de la Peña - Reader / Narrator
Roy J. Tucker - CJ
Sharon Hunt - Nana
Jeff Stocks - Guitar Player
Ben Bragg - Visually Impaired Rider
Collin Hermann - Student Rider
Carwin Cooper - Student Rider
Thurman "T.C." Craney - Mr. Dennis (the bus driver)
Bridget Moss - Woman with Butterflies

Linda Williams - General Manager, KC Melting Pot Theatre
Harvey Willaims - Artistic Director, KC Melting Pot Theatre

Crew:
Louisa Whitfield-Smith - Producer
Eric J. Smith - Video Producer / Director / Director of Photography
Andrew Thomas - Camera Operator / Editor / Animator
J.R. Caines - Camera Operator / Graphics Artist

Music:
Original Song by Jeff Stocks

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library would like the thank the following people and organizations for helping make Last Stop on Market Street come alive:
Matt de la Peña
KCATA
Majestic Rhinos
No City Films
Kim Woolery
Kim Patton
Penguin
Justus Welker, Irvin Jackson, and the staff at UG Transit
Principal Stacey Chatmon, Jennifer Kelly, and the staff at Quindaro Elementary
Billy Brame
Laura Loveless and the staff at our Main Library
KCK Downtown Lions
... and most of all, the reason for this magic - the amazing kids, family members, and staff on the bus that day.

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