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
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But these days, CJ wonders why they do not own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys at the bus? How come they at all times have to get off within the dirty a part of town? Each and every question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—of their routine and the world around them.
This lively ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful point of view only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.