Matt de la Peña Is the First Latino to Win the John Newberry Medal

De La Peña was the first Latino to win the John Newberry Medal for his childrens book, “Last Stop on Market Street.”

Remezcla writes:
“For the very first time, a Latino author won the Newberry Medal. NPR reports that Matt de la Peña’s Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson), which tells the story of a little boy named CJ who rides the bus across town every Sunday with his grandmother.

One day, CJ questions why his family doesn’t own a car, why he doesn’t have an iPod, and why they live where they live. Through his grandmother’s positivity, CJ is able to learn to appreciate his world.”
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Matt de la Peña Is the First Latino to Win the John Newberry Medal

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