Last Stop on Market Street


Written by Matt de la Pena

Pictures by Christian Robinson

This is like an amazing book. It is about a boy and his grandma on a Sunday going to a help at a soup kitchen. The boy complains on the way but Nana reminds him to see the beauty everywhere.


It is kind of like me and my grandparents. My grandparents have a community garden in their side yard. They grow vegetables for the local food pantry. One of the vegetables in her garden is tomatoes.  She grows a lot of them but this invasion of bugs called horn worms just bite them and they are no good.

I think it is really important for kids to be involved in projects that help others. One way kids can do it is to change their birthday parties into charity parties.  At these parties, you collect items for charity instead of birthday gifts. For my fifth birthday, I asked everyone to bring toys for the children’s hospital. I got a lot of toys for them. For my seventh birthday, I asked for food for the food pantry. My friends like these parties.

I recommend this book to everyone. It is a good book for showing the value of doing good for others. It was just that good. It is so fantastic.

It is a 20 smiley book because it is for charity. Daddy says it has a matching grants. Mommy works in charity so we talk about this a lot.

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