This 2016 Newbery Award, written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson offers a look at diversity, inequity, and happiness through the inquisitive eyes of CJ. When taking a ritual Sunday walk with his Nana, CJ questions the fairness of his surroundings. Why does he have to take the bus when his friends have cars? Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the other children? Nana always responds offering an optimistic perspective showing CJ that there is beauty in the world around him.

  • A 2016 Newbery Award,
  • 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

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, New York and sells for $10.62 at Barnes & Noble.com.